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Dry Eye – How Can It Be Prevented?

August 26, 2019
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Dry eye is the dryness of the eye that can cause constant irritation, which causes disruption at work and in everyday activities. The Meibomian glands in the eyelids are responsible for producing meibum, an oily substance, that prevents evaporation of the eye’s tear film, thus keeping the eye moist and lubricated. It is very important that the eyes stay moist because this moisture keeps the eye protected against germs, allergens, and irritants in the air. Tears form in the eye when we blink, which washes away all the debris from the eyes, so that we can see clearly and comfortably. Thus, moist eyes are important to keep them protected and you comfortable. But, when the Meibomian glands in the eyelids are blocked, the eyes are unable to produce the tears, which causes Dry Eye. This is a condition that is common, but not comfortable or one that can be neglected. You need to treat this condition immediately to avoid any major problems in the future. For this, you will need to get in touch with Arohi Eye Hospital to get the best Dry Eye treatment in Andheri West. Here, professionals will first analyze your eyes, and then suggest the right treatment – whether it is to add artificial tears, help conserve your own tears, or help you with other aids like wrap-around glasses and humidifiers. However, this is required only when you suffer from Dry Eye. But, as we all know, prevention is always better than cure. Thus, in order to prevent your eyes from Dry Eye in the first place itself, there are some things you can do.

Eat foods that keep your eyes lubricated

You need foods that can help keep your eyes lubricated, and prevent your eyes from drying. For this, you need to eat foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Such foods help reduce inflammation, and moreover, are also good for the heart. Some foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids are salmon, flax seeds, walnuts, and soybean oil. So, focus on intake of such foods; however, do not overdo them. You should know the right amounts of things to intake. Get in touch with a professional to help you understand.

Exercise your eyes

Just like exercising the body is good for health, exercising the eyes is important for eye health. Exercising the eyes on a regular basis can help eliminate all problems that you have, while also preventing other issues from building up. But, there is a particular pattern to follow to help you eyes with different issues. For example, when you want to prevent your eyes against Dry Eye, you need to exercise them in a manner that helps with healthy gland function. For this, you need to take a few minutes each day to blink and squeeze your eyelids together for a few seconds, and then release. You need to do this 3-5 times in a row. While we do keep blinking all day, such additional blinking exercises can condition the glands in the eyes better to work properly.

Get the right eye exercises and eat the right diet to get healthy and properly functioning eyes. Do all you can to help with long-term eye health, and you may never have to look for an eye doctor again. However, it is yet advisable to keep having regular eye checkups, even if you don’t feel any problems in your eyes. Regular eye exams are important because these exams help identify those early symptoms of any issues that may not show up until sometime later. Also, certain kinds of eye changes can help in detecting certain health conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

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