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How to Care for Dry Eyes

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The winter months bring dryer weather which may exacerbate dry eye symptoms. These symptoms can make it hard to enjoy quality time with your loved ones. Stay on top of your dry eye symptoms with these tips to take care of your eyes while you battle the winter weather.


What are the Symptoms of Dry Eyes?

  • Stinging, burning sensation in your eyes
  • Eye redness
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Difficulty driving at night
  • A sensation of having something in your eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Blurred vision or eye fatigue


How to Care for Dry Eyes

  • Add moisture to your environment with a humidifier.
  • Avoid blowing air directly into your eyes. Stay away from direct contact with fans, heaters, and AC units. 
  • Take breaks during long or intensive tasks. Give your eyes a break from staring at  computer screens or small text. Try the 20/20/20 rule where you stare at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.
  • Wear protective eye wear such as sunglasses when you are outside to block wind or environmental stressors.
  • Be aware of your environment. Dryer areas such as those at high altitude are more likely to cause tear evaporation. Know what kind of climate you are dealing with and how to avoid these issues.
  • Use artificial tears regularly. Consult with your eye doctor for the right type of artificial tears for you, and use as prescribed. 


Come to Wang Vision

Wang Vision offers various services for the care of dry eyes. For example, plugs for dry eyes that stop tears from draining away may be right for those with chronic dry eyes. Additionally, Ocular Surface Procedures may be recommended for those with dry eyes. Non-surgical procedures such as eye cleaning with BlephEx which removes lid debris and iLux and Lipiflow which restores gland function.


Wang Vision is one of the top centers in the state to perform these procedures, and the first in Middle Tennessee to perform BlephEx. 


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