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Natural Treatment Options for Dry Eyes

Do you suffer from dry eyes? Are you tired of using artificial tears that don’t seem to do anything?

If you answered yes to the above questions, it’s time to learn more about natural treatment options for dry eyes. Don’t be surprised if you find something that finally brings an end to this common medical concern.

• Warm compresses: Soak a clean washcloth in warm water, wring it out, and place it over your closed eyes for 30 to 60 seconds. Get into the habit of doing this several times per day.

• Blink more often: Yes, you’ll blink naturally without knowing it, but that may not be enough. For example, if you stare at a computer all day, you’re not blinking as much as you should. Stop every 15 to 20 minutes to give your eyes a break. Close them for 30 to 60 seconds before resuming activity.

• Drink more water: This is one of the easiest things you can do to prevent and treat dry eyes. The key is that you don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Instead, aim to drink roughly eight hours of water every day.

Along with the above, take advantage of a humidifier during the dry fall and winter months. By adding moisture to dry indoor air, you lessen the likelihood of dry eyes and skin.

If you’re suffering from dry eyes, experiment with the treatment options above. As you track your results, you’ll come to find what is and isn’t working for you.

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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