6 Tips for Relieving Dry Eyes
As someone who has been wearing contact lenses for about seven years, I fully understand and recognise how irritating dry eyes can be. Combine contact lenses with airconditioned or dry environments, and itchy eyes can get so much worse to the point where they verve on uncomfortable. So I thought I'd share my favourite ways to keep my eyes as moisturised as possible and avoid the dreaded dry eyes.
1. Make good choices with your lenses. One of the most notable differences can come from the contact lenses you choose. Whilst I've recently made the switch from daily to monthly lenses, I still keep daily contacts on hand for relief. Whilst the cost often dictates which direction people choose, I find it's important to really choose lenses that promise moisture and can nourish your eyes as much as possible. I've been switching between the Waldo Vitamin Daily Contact Lenses*. The Vitamin lenses sit in saline that contains vitamins B6, B12 and E to attempt to rejuvenate the eyes as much as possible. They're really comfortable to wear and they're a fab choice to give your eyes a rest from either monthly or longer wearing lenses.
2. Keep eye drops on hand. I normally make sure to keep eye drops in my purse as a just in case relief. Sometimes days can run on longer than expected and whether it's relief or just to refresh your eyes, they're worth keeping on hand! When I was younger, I sometimes put my lenses in inside out so to have eye drops meant that I was able to switch them without it being too unclean.
3. Night eye drops. When I've worn my lenses for way longer than I should, I always make sure to use eye drops designed for nighttime. Optrex do awesome Night Restore Eye Drops that are gel based and incredibly soothing which can definitely be a welcome relief!
4. Wear your glasses. If I'm not leaving the house, I wear my glasses. Sometimes the best way to avoid dry eyes is to have a break from your contact lenses. No matter how moisture-rich your lenses are, to begin with, it's so impossible to integrate glasses days.
5. Keep the area around your eyes moist. If the skin surrounding your eyes is dry, it's likely that this can have an effect on your eyes! Keep your eye-area moisturised with a heavy duty moisturiser like the Lucia Magnani Eye Cream* which really hydrates and provides relief in just a couple of days of use.
6. Drink plenty of water. I used to hate people who would suggest that drinking more water helps your skin until I did it myself. I've been really making an effort to drink more water and when I drink my daily 3 litres, I notice a huge difference in my skin - it prevents chapped lips and surprisingly leaves my eyes moist too. It's the whole package.
Do you experience dry eyes at all? Do you have any tips that I need to try?
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