In winter, besides struggling to stay warm, a lot of us suffer from dry, itchy and scratchy eyes.
That’s why we’ve created this blog to explain what Dry Eye Syndrome is and how you can easily manage it.
What is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Characterised by a lack of sufficient moisture and lubrication in the eyes, Dry Eye Syndrome can lead to discomfort, redness, and even vision problems if left untreated. According to the American Optometric Association, Dry Eye Syndrome, the evaporation of tears, can be caused by a wide variety of factors, including environmental conditions, such as dry air, cold wind, or even excessive digital screen time. The natural aging process (those over 65 are most vulnerable), certain medications, and medical conditions like diabetes and arthritis can also play an added role.
Women are also more prone to this condition due to hormonal changes brought on by menopause, oral contraceptive usage, and pregnancy. Additionally, poor blink quality (not blinking enough per day) and insufficient tear production can also aggravate the problem.
However, it’s important to also make changes to your environmental conditions as mentioned above and not rely on supplements.
To help you, here are some daily activities you can try:
Blink completely and regularly, especially while using a digital screen for long periods.