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How to Deal With Dry Eyes

Do you suffer from dry eyes year-round? Is this something that’s more common during allergy season?

Regardless of how often you deal with dry eyes, you know how uncomfortable it can be. And you also know that finding a treatment that works is easier said than done.

The first thing you should do is schedule an eye exam. This will go a long way in helping you better understand what’s causing your trouble. From there, work with your eye doctor to determine the best course of action.

Common treatment strategies include:

• Eye drops or artificial tears

• Unblocking oil glands

• Eyelid massage

• Light therapy

• Switching from contact lenses to eyeglasses

In mild cases, you may be able to treat the problem at home. For example, a few eye drops here and there may do the trick.

However, if this is a serious problem that you can’t control on your own, take action. You don’t want to put the health of your eyes and vision at risk.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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