Some things are better when you have a buddy. Like figuring out what’s going on with your eyes. If they’re bugging you, ask your eye doctor to take a look. After a quick exam, you and your eye doctor can chat about some options to help you manage your symptoms. Here are a few:
Your eye doctor may suggest over-the-counter artificial tears first. They provide temporary relief from dry eye symptoms.
Changes to your diet
Omega-3 fatty acids, found in foods like fish and walnuts, are great for people with dry eye symptoms.
Devices and procedures
There are also devices (like duct plugs) that your doctor may mention.
Your eye doctor may suggest a prescription treatment option like this one.
Chat at least once a year about how your eyes are feeling. Coming prepared with questions can help you get right to the point. Better yet, bring a doctor conversation guide with you.