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3 Tips for beating dry eyes

In 2020, we are detecting more cases than ever of dry eyes. Perhaps it’s due to air polution, or increased time on digital screens. Whatever the cause, the good news is that treatments for dry eyes are better than ever.

Dry eye disease is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate and unstable for many reasons.

Here are the three first steps to getting your dry eyes back under control.

#1 – Get an eye exam

If your eyes are dry, it may seem inconsequential. However, it can be a symptom of more severe eye disease and if untreated can permanently damage the surface of your eye. You may not know that dry eyes can also affect the quality of your vision. During an advanced eye examination, your optometrist can assess the level of dry eye that you have, as well as recommend the most appropriate treatment.

#2 – Try Thealoz Duo

With a plethora of eye drops on the market, all claiming to treat dry eyes, it can be difficult to know which ones to choose. We’ve done the work for you – researching all the available options – and arrived at the conclusion that the best you can get (without a prescription) are Thealoz Duo.

These come in both a conventional droplet dispenser, designed for use throughout the day (normally 2-3 times per day is advisable, but you can use them as often as you like since they contain no preservatives), and a more viscous gel which is applied before you sleep and works over night to soothe your eyes. The best treatment is to use both and they work very well side-by-side as a solution for dry eye problems.

#3 – Use an Eye Bag

The root cause of severe dry eyes is often blocked tear ducts. Oils accumulate in our tear glands over time and stop our tears from reaching our eyes, resulting in them drying out.

The MGDRx EyeBag® is the original, effective, reusable warm compress. Heat in microwave. Reuse up to 200 times. All natural materials. Made in the UK. Release your natural oils to maintain tearfilm and ocular comfort.

An Eye Bag is a patented, class 1 medical device designed to solve this problem by applying a warm, comforting heat to the area around your eyes, breaking down those oils in your tear ducts whilst giving you a relaxing sensation at the same time!

Follow these 3 steps and there is a great chance your dry eyes will be a thing of the past. If you would like any further information, please email us via the contact form on this page.


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