Health Tip: Managing Dry Eyes02/08/13
(HealthDay News) -- Dry eye occurs when you don't produce enough
tears to keep the eyes lubricated. The problem can cause discomfort
and affect vision.
The American Optometric Association suggests how to help manage
- Blink frequently while staring at a computer or TV screen.
- Run a humidifier.
- Wear sunglasses (the wraparound kind are best).
- Talk with a medical professional about whether supplements with
fatty acids may help.
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.
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