Your eyes are some of the most sensitive parts of your body. In fact, they are often the first to be affected when there’s a change in seasons. With fall’s lower temperature and cooler air, they may be lacking moisture, resulting in dry eyes. To maintain your visual health and comfort, let Clear View Vision Care suggest effective ways to manage this problem.
Keep Your Peepers Protected
Wearing oversized safety glasses is a great way to reduce your risk of having dry eyes this season. Their lenses keep drying winds from coming into contact with your eyes. We also advise choosing a pair that comes in a wrap-around style for your added protection.
Be Mindful of Your Diet
Another reliable tip to prevent dry eyes is to stay hydrated. Make sure to drink eight or more glasses of water per day. We also suggest eating coldwater fish. They are substantial in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which help maintain lubrication in your eyes. Some good sources are tuna, salmon and mackerel. If you are unable to consume them, we may include dietary supplements in your eye care plan during your routine eye exams.
Apply Warm Compress on Your Eyes
Dry eyes may develop when you have blocked tear ducts. For your improved visual comfort, we recommend applying warm compress on your eyes. You may also massage them while doing so. This combination helps unclog your tear ducts, allowing tears to flow freely. Our LipiFlow® Activator actually applies the same principle to treat this condition. Its Vectored Thermal Pulse ™ technology uses heat and pressure to remove obstructions in your tear glands.
Use Artificial Tears
Tears contain water, mucus and oil to keep your eyes lubricated always. Any problems with the consistency or amount may lead to dry eyes. One effective way to manage this condition is to apply artificial tears regularly. They contain the same elements as your natural tears for your better eye comfort.
For high-quality eye care, turn to Clear View Vision Care. Apart from dry eyes, we also manage macular degeneration, myopia, and other vision disorders. Call us today at (520) 394-6111 or complete our form to learn more about our services. We serve Tucson and nearby AZ areas.