Are you plagued with dry, itchy eyes that are frequently bloodshot and feel strained?
Google: dry eye or meibomitis or meibomian gland dysfunction or blepharitis for explanations of the standard treatments for dry eye which normally include:
- Carefully scrubbing your eye lashes and lids daily with baby shampoo or special lid scrubs
- Warm compresses on the eyes for 10-15 minutes at least once a day
- Adding Omega-3 to the diet through nutritional supplements
All of these take time to work. Give them at least two months if you can.
If these don't work, and for many people they don't, you'll have to get medical assistance. Many cases of dry eye and blepharitis involve bacterial infections of the eye. Prescription medications are the best way to resolve them. Many medical professionals are confounded by dry eye complaints.
Here are two good articles to read, print out and take to your optometrist or ophthalmologist when you seek help:
Rid The Lid of Blepharitis:
Non-Obvious Meibomian Gland Disease:
It IS possible to resolve dry eye! Good luck and keep searching until you find a satisfactory solution.