If you’re experiencing redness, burning and/or irritation, you could be suffering from dry eyes. Other symptoms of dry eyes include a sensation that something is in the eye or even severe pain. These symptoms tend to be harsh in dry, cool weather and even worse during a windy day. Dry eyes can also be aggravated by pollution and underlying allergies, and the discomfort is typically worse when reading and toward the end of the day.
Other Common Causes of Dry Eyes
Poor nutrition: If you don’t have the sufficient nutrients to manufacture healthy tears, you will likely experience dry eyes.
Toxins in the body: This will cause inflammation of the eye and decrease the function of the delicate tear film that protects the eyes.
Decreased blinking: Blinking helps to spread tears across the surface of the eye and lubricate the surface, and when decreased will cause dry eyes.
Aging:Tear production decreases with aging – the volume of tear production can be 60% less at age 65 than at age 18.
Environment:High altitude, sunny, dry, windy conditions and the use of heaters, blowers and air conditioning increase tear evaporation and cause symptoms of dry eyes.
Contact lenses: Contact lenses can dramatically increase tear evaporation dry eyes are the leading cause of contact lens discomfort.
Medications: Some medications diminish the body’s ability to produce lubricating tears.
How You Can Ease Symptoms of Dry Eyes
Diet: An organic raw diet is the best way to help achieve proper nutrition and all the essential vitamins necessary for healthy eyes.
Detox your body. Drinking plenty of water will help to detox your body, and remove toxins and waste products that are contributing to poor health and eye problems.
Metal toxicity: This is becoming more and more of a contributing factor in many eye problems.
Proper humidity: Keeping proper humidity levels can help relieve many symptoms of dry eyes.
Ozonated Eye drops: Ozone is a highly reactive form of oxygen and when mixed with normal saline it becomes a powerful solution to decrease inflammation, stimulate tear secretion and help healing.
Homeopathy: Homeopathy is based on the law of similar, which states that a substance that causes tearing will also treat tearing.
Microcurrent therapy : This is a method of administering a low level of current to improve circulation, stimulate cellular activity and reduce inflammation.
Light therapy : Certain light frequencies have been reported to stimulate cellular activity and reduce inflammation.
Essential Vitamins For Relief From Dry Eyes
If an individual has a healthy balanced diet, they should be able to get all the vitamins and minerals they need from their diet. However, some people may need to take a supplement if advised by their doctor.
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid is an important antioxidant that is essential to many of our bodies systems from detoxification to collagen formation, as well as the production of neurotransmitters and prevention of cell damage.
Vitamin E is another important antioxidant essential for the health of the eye that helps promote healthy tear film function.
Vitamin B6 aids in the proper absorption of magnesium, which is necessary for tear production.
Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium deficiency has been reported to be linked to dry eyes.
Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids are essential for the health of the tear film of the eye. Omega-3 acids may also benefit dry eye by reducing inflammatory activity in the body.
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