Written by on April 5th, 2017

dry eye ocular allergyDry eyes, or dry eye syndrome, is one of the most common issues eye doctors handle on a daily basis from patients. Americans of all ages, sexes and racial backgrounds suffer from severe cases of dry, itchy eyes at certain points. An issue with the eyes can occasionally reflect a larger problem that must be addressed promptly. In the case of dry eye syndrome, certain nutrients and vitamins are missing from the body. Vitamins A, C, D, and E are commonly used to ease chronic or severe dry eyes in patients. A diet high in these nutrients can ensure less itchy eyes and redness.

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome is an essential term that describes dry eyes caused by inferior quality tears or a lack of tear production. The symptoms are quite common, including dry, painful sensations in both eyes, redness, mucus in or around the eyes, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, and fatigued eyes.

Like most eye-related ailments, dry eyes can occur due to a number of reasons, including:

  • Age
  • Medications
  • Medical Conditions
  • Environmental Factors
  • Allergies

Some of these factors can be addressed, such as changing your environment or taking prescribed allergy medications.

Natural Remedies

Research has shown that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in fish, can relieve the symptoms of dry eye syndrome in most patients. The fat is known to reduce inflammation, allowing for greater tear production and higher-quality tears overall.

Secondly, consider implementing nonprescription eye drops into your daily regimen. Eye drops, or artificial tears may bring temporary relief. A stronger, prescription medication may be needed for long-term effects.

Contact Us

To speak with an experienced eye doctor regarding your dry eyes symptoms, contact Your Eye Specialists at 954-452-6889. We would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have at this time.