6 ways to manage dry eye at home.

What are dry eyes?

Dry eye occur when your tear glands don’t produce enough tears to lubricate your eyes. This condition can be uncomfortable and painful and can lead to lasting damage to the cornea or window of the eye. It can be caused by both medical and environmental factors.

The symptoms include:

  • scratchy, dry, and painful sensation in both of your eyes
  • feeling like something is in your eyes
  • redness of the eye and inside of the eyelid
  • mucus in the corners of your eyes, especially on waking
  • light sensitivity
  • tired eyes
  • blurry vision

There are a number of factors that can cause dry eyes. These include:

  • aging
  • certain medications
  • certain medical conditions
  • environmental factors
  • contact lens wear
  • allergies

6 ways to manage dry eye at home.

Currently, there is no permanent cure for dry eye disease. However, a number of options can help maintain moisture in the eyes. These can reduce symptoms and protect vision.

  • keep your eyes clean.
  • take regular breaks to rest your eyes when using a computer screen. Every 20 minutes look 20 metres away for 20 seconds.
  • make sure your computer screen is at eye level so you do not strain your eyes.
  • use a humidifier to stop the air getting dry.
  • get plenty of sleep to rest your eyes.
  • avoid cigarette smoke.

Dry eye makes life miserable.

If you have tried to manage your dry eye at home but are still symptomatic, you might benefit from an appointment in our Dry Eye Clinic.  Our Dry Eye Consultant Mr Andrew Price FBDO(Hons)CL MBCLA has many years of experience in the field of ocular surface disease management and great success in helping alleviate symptoms of dry eye. Here is a testimonial from a patient he helped recently.


“Thank you so much for the wonderful care and treatment I received. Mr Andrew Price has solved my dry eye problems, which has given me normality in my life again, I can’t thank him enough. See you in three months for my check-up/review” – Liz Langdon.


If you are suffering from ocular discomfort, watery or gritty eyes and would like to take positive steps to do something about it, please call us today on 01270 625 889 to book an appointment with Mr Price