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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to make my eyes less dry?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yes: Avoid drying drugs like antihistamines, and use a humidifier in your home. Wear glasses or sunglasses when outside, especially on windy days. Finally seek an ophthalmologist who can help you manage your dry eyes.
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Dry eyes: First question to answer is why are your eyes dry? Your lacrimal glands, lacrimal ducts, and eyelids are supposed to naturally lubricate and hydrate the corneas. So something isn't working properly. Also take into account climate humidity, elevation, and industrial exposure where you live. First step in treatment is artificial tear drops available OTC.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

How could i make my eyes less sensitive?

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Dr. Richard Hector
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Hygiene/nutrition: Good hygiene, warm compresses, twice a day, good sun protection, stay well hydrated, reduce prolong use of computer and maintain your general good health with exercise and proper nutrition.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to make my eyes look less tired?

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Dr. David Aizuss
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Lubricate: Artificial tears are often helpful in relieving eye irritation and redness associated with ocular fatigue.
Dr. Diane Minich
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get 7-8 hours sleep a night.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

How to tell if my eyes are too dry for contacts?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 11 years experience
While wearing: contact lenses, your eyes can become irritated, scratchy, and even become red. Dryness will also cause you to have cloudy vision that comes and goes. Use plenty of artificial tears and shorten the period you wear contacts. If the dryness is too severe, then contacts are probably not your friend. Sometimes, switching to another brand is worth a try. Good Luck.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can i tell me how i can make your eyes whiter?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Perozek
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
See eye doctor: Use artificial tears to lubricate your eyes. Take oral omega 3 fatty acids to have better oil and lubrication. See eye doc to make sure no infection or inflammation. Eyebright eye surgery available to whiten eyes.
Dr. Deepak Raja
Dr. Deepak Raja commented
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
See your eye MD to see why your eyes are red. The treatment will vary depending on the cause. I would advise against I-Brite -- it is fraught with complications and I would not personally have it done.
Dec 7, 2013
Dr. Richard Witlin
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
I agree with Dr Raja. Get an exam to see if there is not some underlying cause for the redness that can be treated. Cosmetic eye surgery to whiten your eyes should be done only as a last resort, until the long term safety of the procedure has been validated.
Dec 7, 2013

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