If you're someone who suffers from dry eye, you want soothing relief as fast as you can get it. The most common forms of treatment for dry eye include:
Minimize drying: avoid dry environments, such as an overheated room, or exposure to wind or smoke. When outdoors, wearing wraparound glasses can help reduce the drying effect of the wind.
Artificial tears: these comfort your eyes by supplementing natural tears, and in many cases may be sufficient to relieve symptoms of dry eye. See the complete line of Bausch + Lomb Soothe products and we'll help you decide which one might work best for you.
Lipid layer/emollient (lubricant) therapy: Lipids help seal in moisture at the aqueous layer, which helps prevent tears from evaporating. Unlike most lubricant drops that do not target the lipid layer, Soothe XP is lipid-layer therapy that:
Prescription eye drops: In some types of dry eye, this can stimulate the production of natural tears.
Surgery: plugs may be inserted to block the drainage path of tears, or the tear ducts may be closed permanently. Both methods are intended to conserve the tears your eye does produce for a longer period of time.
**Your eye care professional can evaluate your eye condition to determine if it is dry eye and help you to decide on which treatment is best for you.
Make sure your computer screen is 20"-24" away from your eyes and that the top of the screen is slightly below eye level. Remember to blink frequently. These expert tips will help you to minimize eye stress. A few changes in your daily life can be helpful!