When it comes to eye health issues, occasional dry eye is one of the most common yet underreported. It’s common because it’s influenced by several factors, both internally (tear film dysfunction) and externally (environment). For relief, many occasional dry eye sufferers reach for drops, but they require multiple applications and can be dangerous to use over time. A less well-known solution that often brings long-lasting relief is nutrition. In fact, there are specific nutrients that can help relieve occasional dry eye symptoms.
When it comes to our eyes, one of the first issues we notice is if they’re dry. Whether it’s caused from environmental factors like wind or air conditioning or from an eye health issue like Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), dry, irritated eyes can make anyone uncomfortable. While this is a common issue, few people know that this dryness and irritation is dependent on the health and balance of your tear film. Continue reading Tear Film: What Does It Do & Why Does It Matter?
The outbreak of COVID-19 has led to many changes in our daily routines. From a spike in grocery deliveries and to-go orders to the shutdown of some bars and restaurants, this novel coronavirus’s impact on society has been great, and it isn’t over. One of the most encountered changes is the need to wear face protection when you’re out in public. Continue reading Face Masks & Occasional Dry Eye
If you’re one of the 5 million people who suffer from occasional dry eye, you’re probably looking for more information about the eye health concern. We asked our Scientific Advisory Board to help us answer the top 5 googled questions surrounding occasional dry eye. Continue reading Top 5 Questions About Occasional Dry Eye Answered
Ah, spring! After a long cold winter, warm weather can’t get here quick enough. Yet, for some people, the spring season is as dreadful as a trip to the dentist. The reason: allergies. Seasonal allergies can cause a host of eye issues, and the symptoms are very similar to occasional dry eye. So, how can you be sure if the itchy, gritty, tired eyes are the symptoms of seasonal allergies or occasional dry eye?
It’s no surprise that 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses – you’re probably one of them! But how you dispose of them may have a bigger environmental impact than you think. Continue reading Think “Green” with Your Contact Lenses
With the spring season comes allergy season, and for millions of people, that means dry, itchy, and irritated eyes. These issues are very similar to occasional dry eye, which affects nearly five million Americans age 50 and older, no matter the season. Continue reading Allergies and Itchy, Irritated Eyes
Not all fat is bad, but what kind of fat is “good”? Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that can actually help reduce occasional dry eye issues. Continue reading Omega-3s and Occasional Dry Eye
Originally used as a food source by Native Americans and early settlers in the U.S, Evening Primrose Oil is now used as a vitamin because of its amazing health benefits. Continue reading 4 Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil
Eye allergies can be caused by multiple factors, but the outcome is almost always the same: it can make you miserable. If your eyes feel itchy and dry (or watery), you’re not alone.
Continue reading Allergy Season Is Here: 5 Ways to Find Relief From Itchy and Red Eyes