Are dry eyes a challenge?

Lucent Family Eye Care Blog

Dry Eyes

Do your eyes burn?  You may be suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome.  You don’t have to live with discomfort and irritation.  There are simple environmental and dietary solutions:

  • Use moisturizing drops – artificial tears, or lubricating eye drops, will help your dry eyes feel better.  * Don’t confuse artificial tears with formulas that “get the red out.”
  • Improve indoor air quality – an air cleaner filters out dust and other particles from the air, while a humidifier adds moisture to air that’s dry because of air conditioning or heating.
  • Wear well-fitted sunwear – when outdoors, always wear sunglasses to reduce exposure to sun, wind and dust.
  • Choose styles with a snug seal, to prevent irritants from getting to your eyes at the top, bottom and sides.
  • Consider punctal plugs – temporary or permanent silicone plugs in the tear ducts help retain moisture on your eyes by keeping tears from draining…

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