Keeping Your Eyes Moist
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Dry Eye Package 1
Homeopathic tear stimulation eye drops, oral tabs, easy-compress for dry eyes.
Dry Eye Package 2
Helps lubricate the eyes naturally, reduce dry eye symptoms, internally moisten the body and reduce inflammation.
Dry Eye Package 3
Helps support natural tear production, internally moisten the body, reduce inflammation and help reduce dry eye symptoms.
Women's Tear Stimulation Dry Eye Homeopathic Eyedrops
Homeopathic dry eye formula for women - lubricant that also helps with natural tear production.
Tear Stimulation Forte Homeopathic Eyedrops
Dry eye drop for men and the general population who experience dry eye syndrome
BioTears Gel Caps
Supports tear production and internal moisture balance.
Oasis Tears Plus Eye Drops - 30 count
Drops for dry eyes
Vitamin D3 5000 IU 120 vcaps
Easily absorbable form of Vitamin D.
Pleo-MUC (Mucokehl) eye drops 5X (10 Single Vials)
Natural homeopathic eyedrops to support circulation and decongestion in the eyes.
Lactoferrin Freeze-Dried 250 mg 60 Caps
Supports Immune System and Reduces Dry Eye Symptoms
Castor Oil (organic) Eyedrops 2oz
Castor Oil eyedrops for eye health.
VisionTone (wild crafted herbal formula) 2 oz.
Krill Oil, 1000mg 60 softgels
Mega Green Tea Extract 100 Vcaps
Tranquileyes Basic TE Blue Kit
Tranquileyes Basic TE Blue Kit Combo2
Eye comfort depends largely upon sufficient moisture in the eye. In addition to the comfort of eyes not being dry and itchy, moisture on the surface of the eye protects it. On the surface of the cornea the outer layer is the "tear film," the moisture laden surface of the eye. The stability of that moist film depends upon the correct functioning of three interconnected layers.
Why Your Eyes Get Dry
The tear film that keeps your eye moist is salty. As too much of the tear film evaporates the saltiness increases which makes your eyes burn and sting - a common symptom of dry eye syndrome.
How to Keep Your Eyes Moist Naturally
Diet & Nutrition
- Supplement with research-proven nutrients and eyedrops that have been found to be helpful to manage dry eyes.
- Dry Eye Homeopathic Eye Drops are very effective. We recommend the drops especially formulated for women and for men.
- Make sure to eat lots of green leafy vegetables.
- Avoid sugar and/or artificial sweeteners: Consumption of more than 11 teaspoons of sugar a day has been linked to dry eye syndrome (a single can of soda contains approximately 9 teaspoons of sugar). Sugar is hidden throughout processed and refined foods including cereals, ketchup, and salad dressings.
- Avoid the toxic fats in commercial red meat, dairy products, fried foods, and man-made fats. These fats interfere with the proper metabolism of essential fatty acids in the body and are indirect causes of dry eye syndrome
- Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day.
- Try juicing. Juicing delivers nutrients to your system quickly and effectively. See our juicing/smoothie recipe for dry eyes.
- Avoid any foods to which you may be allergic. Try cutting out categories of foods for a week at a time, and see how you feel, or visit an allergist for testing. Typical allergenic foods include nightshades (eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, white potatoes and cucumbers), milk, wheat, and corn (or products with corn in them).
- Eyedrops that promise to "get the red out" may reduce circulation in the eye, limit moisture product and may make your dry eyes worse.
- See our general vision care recommendations
- See Eye Care for Seniors article.
Lifestyle for Dry Eyes
- Use a humidifier at home and/or at work to keep the air from drying out in the winter.
- Remember to blink, especially while working at the computer. When you work at the computer your blink rate decreases sharply. Researchers have discovered that equally important with blinking is blinking completely. Making sure that when you blink you close the eyelids completely makes a large difference in reducing the symptoms of dry eye and computer eye syndrome.
- Check your medications for any side effects that may cause dry eyes. See some drugs that can contribute to dry eyes which include NSAIDS such as ibuprofin, synthetic penicillins, antihistamines, birth control pills, blood pressure medications, and anti-depressants.
- Gently massage your upper and lower lids, a couple of times a day to stimulate the tear glands. Better yet, do this while in a warm shower.
Conventional Dry and Sore Eyes Treatment
Several treatments are available - from artificial tears to a surgical dry, sore eyes treatment.
- Artificial tears are usually recommended which provide short-term relief, but only hide the symptoms without improving the condition. In fact, preservatives in such formulations can actually worsen the condition. Artificial tears that say they will "get the red out" have the effect of reduce circulation of blood in the eye, thereby decreasing production of tear film, and actually make your eyes still drier.
- Punctal occlusion is a procedure used to close the tear drainage canals with silicone plugs keeping much of the fluid from leaving the surface of the eye. This may provide long-term relief.