TIPS AND TRICKS FOR LIVING WITH DRY EYE

These simple ideas can help ease bothersome dry eye symptoms.

Diet

Omega-3 Oils

Try incorporating fish into your diet. Fish is full of eye-protecting Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to support healthy tear production and overall macular health.1

Vitamin A

Eat foods like acorn squash, sweet potatoes and spinach to get vitamin A, which can help with dry eyes.1

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate contains copper, which helps protect your eyes so you don’t have to feel too guilty about indulging once in a while.4

Water

Getting your 8 to 10 cups of water a day can help reduce symptoms of dry eye,3 so drink up!

Air

Airports and Airplanes

Dry air in airports and planes can make your eyes feel dry or irritated. Be sure to pack your go-to dry eye symptom relief.2

Heated Indoor Air

When temps drop outside, heated air inside can make your eyes feel dry. Try running a humidifier and drink more water.2

Protection

Protective Eyewear

Exposure to wind and sun can make tears evaporate faster. When spending time outside, wear protective eyewear like sunglasses and keep dry eye relief on hand.3

Take Breaks

Failing to blink regularly, such as when you’re staring at a screen, can contribute to drying out your eyes. Try looking at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.3

At Work

The work environment isn’t easy on your eyes. Dry air, digital screens and more can be a problem for people with dry eye. Try keeping dry eye symptom relief at your desk 2.

Exercise

Go for a nice walk or run. Exercise is good for you in many ways and it could contribute to the health of your eyes too.

Handwashing

Whether putting in drops or applying makeup, wash, rinse and dry your hands before touching your eyes.