Dry Eyes Symptoms and Products
Dry eyes can lead to symptoms of discomfort, foreign body sensation and visual blurring due to poor tear lubrication of the ocular surface
Dry eyes is a common complaint experienced by older people especially prevalent in those over 60 years of age but it is also very common in younger people staring at a computer screen, working in air conditioned environment. Dry eyes can lead to symptoms of discomfort, foreign body sensation and visual blurring due to poor tear lubrication of the ocular surface. Inflammatory conditions of the eyelids particularly blepharitis and acne Rosacea can also give rise to dry eyes. Simple remedies such as drinking lots of water and massaging the eyelid with hot compresses help stimulate tear production by the glands. Lifestyle and diet also play a part and it is thought that flax seeds help in the production of tears.
Dry eye products listed below help balance the tears so that there is enough water, oil and mucus to give a comfortable balance on the front surface of the eye. The various drops are recommended whether there is lack of tear production or whether there is excessive evaporation of tears due to lack of oil.
Optometrists possess slit-lamp biomicroscope which allows a detailed view of the anterior of the eye and with correct diagnosis a plan can be instigated to treat this common complaint.