Greetings, everyone! Dr. Allan here, and today we’re diving into a crucial Bad Habits Making Your Dry Eyes Worse. If you’ve tried countless eye drops and prescriptions with no relief, you might be unintentionally engaging in habits that worsen your dry eye symptoms. Join me as we uncover these seven common habits and explore practical tips to address them effectively.
Excessive Screen Use
Many of us lead lifestyles dominated by screens, contributing to reduced blinking and increased tear evaporation. Make a conscious effort to minimize screen time, blink regularly, and alleviate digital eye strain.
Environmental factors, such as wind, air conditioning, heating, and fans, can exacerbate dry eyes. Wear wide sunglasses outdoors, adjust indoor air flow, and consider using humidifiers to maintain optimal humidity levels.
Poor Eyelid Hygiene
Blepharitis, caused by the buildup of oils, dead skin cells, and eyelash mites, can lead to inflammation and worsen dry eyes. Clean your eyelids and lashes regularly with eyelid wipes or cleansers to prevent irritation.
Inappropriate Eye Drops
Using eye drops without considering their ingredients can hinder progress. Avoid “get the red out” drops with additives and generic drops containing the preservative BAK. Opt for preservative-free eye drops and consult HelpMyze.com for suitable options.
Sleeping with Eyes Open
Sleeping with partially open eyes increases chronic exposure, hindering the eyes’ healing process. Use thicker eye drop gels, nighttime ointments, sleep masks, or eyelid tape to promote eye closure during sleep.
Ignoring Health Conditions
Autoimmune conditions, diabetes, rosacea, and hormonal issues can worsen dry eyes. Manage and address these health conditions to prevent flare-ups of dry eye symptoms.
Certain foods and alcohol can trigger inflammation, impacting overall eye health. Be mindful of your diet, as nutrition plays a vital role. Explore the connection between diet and dry eyes in a dedicated live stream for more insights.
By addressing these seven habits, you can take significant strides in improving your dry eye symptoms. Awareness and proactive measures are key to fostering better eye health. If you found this information valuable, don’t forget to hit the like button and explore additional resources mentioned in the description below.