So, what exactly
is dry eye?

Explore each section to gain a basic understanding of Dry Eye, the symptoms, the causes and treatment options.

TIPS FOR RELIEVING DRY EYE SYMPTOMS

GENERAL TIPS
  • Use a humidifier at home and in your workplace
  • Wear sunglasses outdoors, particularly those with a wrap-around frame design, to reduce exposure to drying winds and sun
  • Blink regularly
  • Don’t rub your eyes –  even though it may feel good temporarily, it can irritate your eyes

Plus, be aware that certain over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs can contribute to Dry Eye symptoms. Discuss your list of medications with your doctor.

Relieve Dry Eyes

SPECIAL TIPS FOR COMPUTER USE
  • Sit about 25 inches from the computer screen and position the screen so your eye gaze is slightly downward
  • Reduce glare from the screen by lighting the area properly; use a screen filter if necessary
  • Every 20 minutes, shift your eyes to look at an object at least 20 feet away; for at least 20 seconds
  • Take regular breaks from computer work