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What’s the Best Way to Treat Dry Eyes?

Maybe you’re suffering from dry eyes as a result of allergies. Maybe you’re not drinking enough water. Perhaps you’re wearing your contact lenses for too many hours each day.

Once you pinpoint the cause of dry eyes, it’s critical to implement a treatment plan for finding immediate relief.

Here are three simple things you can do to treat this common ailment:

·      Drink more water: If you’re dehydrated, you can expect your eyes to dry out (and that’s just the start). By drinking more water, you’ll quickly find yourself feeling better.

·      Use a wet, warm cloth: By holding this over your eyes for five to 10 minutes, you’ll get the relief you’re seeking. For example, you may need to do this at various times throughout the day if your dry eyes are caused by allergies.

·      Take an omega-3 supplement: It can help reduce inflammation in your body, thus helping fight against dry eyes. In addition to taking an omega-3 supplement, add foods – such as salmon and flaxseed – to your diet.

It doesn’t sound like a big deal, until you realize your dry eyes are making it difficult to live a comfortable life. If you’re experiencing this problem, experiment with one or more of the natural treatment methods above.

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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