Try a heated eye mask
The other treatment involves usuing a heated eye mask. We know that the majority of people with dry eyes have a disease of oily glands in their eyelids. By just heating up those glands and massaging them, expressing them, suddenly you’ll find the eyes feel more comfortable because you’re allowing that oil to express nicely and smoothly from these glands and lubricate the eye surface.
Improve your environment
Environmental improvements can help dry eyes. Try to have little exposure to wind and air conditioning. You can change environments around work and use humidifiers. There are so many ways that you can improve the environment you’re in.
Be careful with medication
This is a first-line suggestion to make your dry eye disease better.
Sometimes patients don’t realize that taking some medications, for example, antihistamine, which you take for hay fever, can make dry eye worse.
Therefore, the first thing we do is ask you what medications you’re taking and we try to work around those to see if we can stop them or suggest alternatives with your GP. It’s important to eliminate all those factors that contribute to dry eye disease.