When we say eyelove, we should think about all the wonderful things we can do (and see) because of our eyes. But eyelove doesn’t end there. Eyelove is also about what we can do for our eyes, and, more importantly, partnering up with our eye doctor. And that’s what eyelove is really about.
If your dry, itchy, gritty eyes or occasionally blurry vision are interrupting the things you love, and you’re frequently using artificial tears, it may mean something more. It could be Chronic Dry Eye. That’s about the time you should be asking your eye doctor to show your eyes some eyelove.
The goal of an eye doctor (an optometrist or ophthalmologist) is to help you get back to the things you normally love to do with your eyes. It’s up to you to take advantage of their expertise.
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Diagnosing Chronic Dry Eye is part of eyelove too
By examining the surface of your eyes for signs of irritation and inflammation, your eye doctor will get a better idea of what’s really going on with your eyes. There are also certain tests that can help determine if it's Chronic Dry Eye. Annual eye check-ups are always a good idea.
If your eyes feel dry, itchy, gritty or occasionally blurry, you’re not alone
*Based on a Dry Eye prevalence of 14.5% from the 2014 BOSS (Beaver Dam Offspring Study) of self-reported symptoms and the 2014 US Census estimate of adults aged 21 to 84 years.
Eye makeup tips to help keep your eyes healthy and beautiful
Make sure your face and eyelids are clean before applying your makeup
Apply makeup outside the lash line and away from your eye to avoid blocking the oil glands that help protect your eye’s surface
Before you go to bed, remove all eye makeup, especially makeup that can stick to your eyelashes
Avoid getting makeup remover in your eyes and thoroughly rinse remover off your eyelids
Try to avoid powdery, metallic, or glittery makeup that flakes. Flakes can get into your tear film and cause irritation
Brush a clean cotton swab along the base of your eyelashes to remove all makeup remnants
Eye Don't (ouch!):
Apply makeup while you’re in a moving vehicle
Separate mascara-clumped lashes with anything sharp or pointy