How to Deal With Dry Eyes


The eye is one of the most used systems in the body. All Singaporeans know its importance in the conduct of our daily lives but despite that, most do not take good care of it. It is not too late though. You should act immediately. Start the year by keeping eyes hydrated.

The eyes need to be hydrated through lubricating. This is importance because if the eyes lose its lubrication, it will be irritated quickly. An irritated eye is symptom of eye strain. You have to know that eye strain can be uncomfortable and painful at times. So how will you deal with dry eyes? Here are some tips:

  • Drink lots of water: The obvious tip is to keep the body hydrated by drinking lots of water. By drinking water, it can give your eye moisture to keep it adequately hydrated all throughout the day. Do not forget to drink water.


  • Blink: The next thing that you can do is to blink. This may sound a bit silly but it can make a difference at the end of the day. If you are focused on something for a long time, there is a big possibility that you do not blink as normally as you would. Always think about blinking and if you need, take a short break so you can rest your eyes.

  • Utilize artificial tears: Tearing is a sign of good lubrication. If you do not produce enough natural tears, your eyes will dry out. If this is the case, the best thing that you can do is to purchase artificial tears. Be careful not to use eye drops as it can dry the eyes. Ask your doctor if you are uncertain what artificial tears to consider.


  • Remove contacts: Contacts are not meant to stay long on your eyes because it tends to dry it out. If you have contacts, all the more you need lubrication. If you feel eye strain, at least remove your contacts for a while. If you are sleeping, do not wear it. Ask your doctor about the best options for you.


  • Sleep and lubricate: Blinking can do your eyes good how much more if you sleep. It is important that you sleep to relax the eyes. If you noticed that your eyes are dried out, apply lubrication. You can use eye lubricants before going to sleep. Again, do not decide on it alone. Always seek for your doctor’s approval so you won’t suffer any complications at the end of the day.

It is time that you give importance to your eyes. Who else will?

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