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What are ways to prevent dry eyes?

What are ways to prevent dry eyes?

Treatment: Using oral vitamins, warm compresses, lid scrubs, artificial tears, eye ointment, wearing sunglasses, etc will help reduce dry eyes. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dry Eyes (Definition)

Dry eyes eyes are not adequately lubricated. May be due to insufficient quality ...Read more


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I just recently got contacts and have been having dry eyes a lot. How to prevent this?

I just recently got contacts and have been having dry eyes a lot. How to prevent this?

See your eye doctor: Dry eye becomes more prevalent as people age. If the dry eye problem is causing issues with contact lens wear, then it needs to addressed. There are many options to do this and a discussion with your ophthalmologist is advised. ...Read more

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How can you prevent dry eyes? I have been sleeping for many hours every night. What causes dry eyes?

How can you prevent dry eyes? I have been sleeping for many hours every night. What causes dry eyes?

Dry eyes: Follow up with opthalomologist. Dry eyes can be from lenses,allergies, use of antihistamines or from autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, sicca syndrome(Sjogren's), isolated eye disease. In the short term uses drops like Systane, because if they stay dry you can have abrasions but you must seek medical attention see a doctor this week. ...Read more

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Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes — how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?

Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes — how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?

Need evaluation: A medical eye exam should be able to determine the type of dry eye you suffer from and customize a treatment that will allow you to wear contact lenses. ...Read more

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How can I prevent dry eyes from incomplete closure of my ptosis when I sleep? Is it okay if I tape it or use an eye mask at night?

How can I prevent dry eyes from incomplete closure of my ptosis when I sleep? Is it okay if I tape it or use an eye mask at night?

Depends: On how bad the problem is. You could start with using an ointment, like refresh pm or lacrilube, (artificial tears) at bedtime. If this is not sufficient, you can use a night-time soft goggle to hold the eye shut. Of course, you could see an oculoplastic surgeon and get it fixed as well. ...Read more

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Can I use artificial tears like tears naturale II eyedrops (from alcon) every day to prevent dry eyes. I'm an it engineer & i always use computer.

Can I use artificial tears like tears naturale II eyedrops (from alcon) every day to prevent dry eyes. I'm an it engineer & i always use computer.

Dry eye: Tears naturale (artificial tears) is safe for the eyes. They can be used every 1 to 2 hours for dry eye, if needed. Remember to take frequent breaks when using the computer for long periods of time. Alternate choices include systane and theratears. ...Read more

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How to cure dry eyes?

How to cure dry eyes?

No cure: Dr eye syndrome can be mild moderate or severe. It's chronic and not curable only treatable. ...Read more

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What could cause dry eyes?

What could cause dry eyes?

Dry eyes: Are caused by a deficiency of the tears which your eyes produce. Typically, there is no specific cause found for dry eyes, but symptoms can be caused by other eye conditions, both infectious and inflammatory. If you are having significant problems, then you should see your ophthalmologist for a complete exam. ...Read more

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What do dry eyes feel like?

Dry eye: Dry eye = irritation, scratchiness, foreign body sensation, blurred vision, eye strain or fatigue, eye pain, headache. ...Read more

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What causes chronic dry eyes?

Causes of dry eyes: Dry eyes can be caused many reasons. They can be aggravated by allergies. Tears can diminish as we age or with hormonal changes and contact lens wear. Many medicines can cause dryness such as some high blood pressure meds and diuretics. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dry eyes?

Many.....: Most common are burning, blurry vision and scratchy or foreign body sensation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for dry eyes?

What are the symptoms for dry eyes?

Dry eye: Irritation, redness, eye fatigue, blurred vision, itching, eye pain, and more. ...Read more

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Dry eyes, blinks alot. Is this bad?

Dry eyes, blinks alot. Is this bad?

See an eye doctor: Dry eyes are caused by decreased production of water, oil or mucus by the tear glands. The irritated eye sends feedback to the tears glands to create more tears, and blinks more frequently in order to push more tears onto the eye surface. If you are this dry you should have an eye doctor evaluate you for the cause of your condition, as well as to start a treatment regimen that can greatly help you. ...Read more

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What do dry eyes vs contacts feel like?

What do dry eyes vs contacts feel like?

Variable: Dry eyes can be severe and uncomfortable despite treatments whereas contacts typically may be uncomfortable at first, but with a normal eye and a proper fitting, usually a lens with the correct shape and oxygen diffusion can eventually work and not cause discomfort. ...Read more

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What is the brand of contacts for dry eyes?

What is the brand of contacts for dry eyes?

None really: It is better to treat the dry eyes and solve this problem than to worry about the brand of contact lens. Talk with your ophthalmologist about the treatment options. ...Read more

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Please help! What are the signs of dry eyes?

Please help! What are the signs of dry eyes?

Dry eye symptoms: Include dryness, blurry vision, redness, irritation, foreign body sensation and even excess tearing. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry eyes, what should I do?

What to do if I have dry eyes, what should I do?

Artificial tears: There are a ton of treatment options for dry eye. The first line of treatment are artificial tears that you buy over the counter. There are numerous drops and gel-drops that are effective. If this isn't enough, go to an ophthalmologist who can try more advanced treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the cure for dry eyes?

None.: There is no real cure, but there are many treatment options. Discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Does resveratrol help dry eyes?

Depends : This natural substance can help keep your youthfulness. It has not been studied for dry eyes. ...Read more

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Okay to use vaseline in dry eyes?

NO: Vaseline is a skin product that theoretically should not be used in the eyes. But a number of patients have used it and stated it relieved there dry eyes. I have not seen any side effects on a couple of patients that were regularly using them. But I stopped them & put them on appropriate ophthalmic drops. There are also punctal plugs, and prescription medications other than teardrops & gels. ...Read more

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How to treat dry eyes from contacts?

How to treat dry eyes from contacts?

Rewetting drops: If one has dry eye from the use of contacts one should think of laser correction. If dry eye existed prior to contact lens wear then consistent use of cl rewetting drops during the daily wear would help. Assuming that the lenses are removed and stored every night it would also be helpful to use lubricants at night such as gel drops which are thicker than normal rewetting or regular dry eye drops. ...Read more

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Are my dry eyes and BP meds related?

Are my dry eyes and BP meds related?

Possibly: Dry eye can be a side effect of several classes of drugs used to treat high blood pressure. Check with your eye doctor to make sure your eyes are in fact dry. If so, there are treatments for dry eyes. In addition, your medical doctor can usually switch you to a different class of blood pressure meds that do not contribute to dry eyes. ...Read more

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Is there permanent cure for dry eyes?

Is there permanent cure for dry eyes?

None so far: There are many palliative approaches which can make eye dryness tolerable and sometimes even eliminate treatment except in special circumstances. But eye dryness is due to insufficient baseline tear flow related to loss of tear production cells and these so far cannot be replaced naturally. A stem cell approach might be helpful here in the future. ...Read more

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Can people with dry eyes wear contacts?

Usually: Contact lenses usually can be worn in patients with dry eye. The dry eye has to be treated prior to initiating wear though. See your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can I have a facelift if I have dry eyes?

Can I have a facelift if I have dry eyes?

Yes, lower facelift: Lower face and neck lift will not worsen dry eyes. In fact successful mid face lifting can have a slightly beneficial effect on lower eyelid position.

Brow lift and upper eyelid lift procedures, however, can create a temporary (rarely permanent) worsening of dry eyes. If your eyes are dry consider having an evaluation by an eye doctor before scheduling upper eyelid lift or brow lift surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best contact lens for dry eyes?

There isn't one: Don't think there is one. Some may be worse than others but acuvue oasys and coopervision biofinity are pretty good. A good fit is crucial though and depends on the curvature of the lens. These vary from lens to lens. I suppose the best one would technically be a scleral lens which is a hard lens. They also have the dual-purpose of lubricatong the eye. Most people aren't that dry though. ...Read more

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What syndrome has a side effect of dry eyes?

Dry eyes: Dry eyes can occur with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjogrens, cancer, Computer Vision Syndrome (which is an epidemic in my opinion), and other syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Dry Eye Syndrome (Definition)

Dry eye that occurs when tears aren't able ...Read more