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Eye Care In The Age Of Digital Eye Strain

Posted by Blooms The Chemist on 14 Oct 2021

Eye Care In The Age Of Digital Eye Strain

Do you ever experience that feeling of relief when you finish your working day and can stop looking at your computer screen? And then reward yourself by looking at the television screen instead? And then wind-down by browsing social media on your mobile phone before bed? As the takeover of screen-based activities is now commonplace, it’s no wonder many more are suffering from tired, sore, and dry eyes.

What Causes Dry Eyes?

There are many possible causes for dry eyes, with a common issue in the digital age being infrequent or incomplete blinking and long periods of screen time. Some other potential causes can be certain medications and medical conditions, environmental factors such as pollutants or being in air-conditioning and allergies [1].

Keeping Your Eyes Moist

You can create a moist warm compress to help treat dry eyes at home. Try soaking a small towel in hot water, squeezing out the excess and placing the towel on your eyes for 5-10 minutes.

Staying Hydrated

Keeping hydrated is important for every part of your body, and this includes your eyes. Drinking water can aid in keeping your eyes moist by helping your body produce a healthy number of tears, which is important to prevent dry eye [2].

Eye Drops

If you are suffering from dry eyes, eye drops may be helpful in providing relief. There are different eye drops for a range of uses, such as contact lenses compatible, for use after surgical procedures on the eye, and options to provide eye lubrication overnight.

Visit your local Blooms The Chemist Pharmacist for recommendations on over the counter or prescription treatments, such as eye drops or ointments, to help relieve your symptoms