Tips for Dry Eyes

There are some simple tips and tricks that can help reduce those bothersome Dry Eye symptoms.

 

 

Lifestyle changes to help reduce Dry Eye Symptoms

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Healthy Habits

Have your eyes checked regularly.

Keep your eyelids clean and clear of debris by using your eyelid cleansing wipes.

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


If you wear contacts lenses, keep lenses clean and only wear them as prescribed.

Wear glasses on windy days and goggles when swimming

Quit smoking and/or avoid secondhand smoke

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Healthy Diet

Hydrate, drink plenty of water

Eat a healthy diet that includes Omega-3 fatty acids

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Healthy Enviroment

Use proper lighting

Reduce the amount of air that blows into your eyes (hair dryers etc.)

Monitor indoor humidity or add a humidifier as needed

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Take a Break 

Try to blink every five seconds, especially when staring at your computer screen or digital device

Take breaks from extended activities like working at the computer or reading

Use the 20:20:20 rule: Try looking at something 20 feet away (~6m) for 20 seconds every 20 minutes

 

Tips to relieve different Dry Eye symptoms

 

  • Use of Artifical Tears can relieve Dry Eye symptoms
  • Warm Compress; A damp washcloth or other warm compress can soothe Dry Eyes and provide relief
  • Eat a healthy balanced diet
  • Take breaks from your digital screens
  • See your optometrist
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Think you may have symptoms of Dry Eye?

 

Take a Systane® SELFIE to find out in less than 30 seconds.*

If your eyes feel discomfort waiting for the photo you may have symptoms of Dry Eye. 

 

To begin visit systaneselfie.myalcon.com/au on your mobile.
 

 

TAKE A SYSTANE® SELFIE

 

*This selfie is not to be used for diagnostic purposes.

Always consult a doctor/eyecare specialist to determine if you may have Dry Eye.

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All content on this website is for informational purposes only, always talk to your health professional regarding your eye health or medical conditions. 

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3. Better Health Channel - Dry eye. Available at: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/dry-eye#symptoms-of-dry-eye
4. American Academy of Ophthalmology - Remedies to reduce dry eye symptoms. Available at: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/dry-eye-tips
5. All About Vision - Computer eye strain: 10 steps for relief. Available at: https://www.allaboutvision.com/cvs/irritated.htm