Dry Eye: Causes and Recommendations

Usually, the problem of dry eyes affects older people, and at this age other diseases are likely to be treated. Hormonal changes also affect dry eyes.
A list of other possible causes:
- adverse environmental conditions or the workplace, such as wind, dry climate or air conditioning;
- smoking;
- exposure to the sun;
- Allergy or cold medicine;
- eye surgery;
- chemical eye burns;
- autoimmune diseases;
- vitamin A deficiency.
Vitamins have a positive effect on the condition of the eyes. Especially useful for the eyes are vitamins A, C, E. They help reduce the symptoms of dryness due to antioxidant compounds.
Vitamin A is rich in tomatoes, Bulgarian pepper, spinach, green pepper, butter, cream.
Vitamin C can be found in lemons, pineapples, grapefruits, strawberries, oranges, tomatoes, onions, cabbage.
Vitamin E contains peanuts, sesame, nuts, animal liver and fish oil.
Green tea, which contains antioxidants and the necessary polyphenols, is a proven home remedy for dry eyes.
Soak tea bags in hot water and let it brew. Immerse 2 cotton swabs in the resulting solution. Let them cool and apply on closed eyes. Leave on for a few minutes, then rinse with warm water. Perform the procedure 2 times a week.
Omega-3 fatty acids are also one of the most effective methods for getting rid of this problem. Reduce the sensation of irritation of the eyes and increase the production of tears. Sources of this beneficial nutrient are: chia seeds, walnuts, soybean oil, flaxseed oil, fatty fish (tuna, salmon, sardines), eggs.
Cucumber provides a cooling effect on the eyes, as it contains more than 95% water. Moisturizes, removes toxins from the eyes, and also relieves dryness and swelling.
Cut the cucumber into small pieces and cool in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Then put them on closed eyes. Leave for 20 minutes and rinse with clean water.
It is strongly recommended that you sleep at least 8 hours a day to help your eyes recover from work. In addition, a lack of sleep causes dark circles under the eyes.You should also limit the time working at the computer.

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