Here are some ideas:
- Drink sufficient amounts of water, particularly during times of
stress and in old age
- Spend plenty of time outside in fresh air
- Avoid smoke-filled rooms
- Get an air moisturiser when the central heating is on and the
air indoors is too dry
- Protect your eyes from draughts, wind and too much sun, perhaps by using goggles or sun glasses
- Give your eyes time to rest and blink while working at a
- In the evening, carefully remove all make-up from your
- Have your eyes checked regularly to ensure there are no serious
underlying causes, and to keep your prescription glasses or contact lenses
- Regularly clean and change your contact lenses
- A healthy diet will be good for your eyes, too
An eye lubricant may also be helpful. Solutions containing sodium hyaluronate can be particularly effective and are well tolerated. Sodium hyaluronate is an important component of healthy eyes. (Click here to read more about sodium hyaluronate).
Ask your GP, optometrist (optician), or ophthalmologist, whether you might suffer from a breakdown of the tear film, and what he might recommend to reduce your discomfort.