Get rid of dry eyes with these tips and solutions.
Dry eyes is a problem that I suffered with whilst wearing contact lenses, and now have as a side effect of having laser eye surgery. I was warned that there was a 2% chance of having dry eyes for two years after the surgery. One year and two months later, I’m still suffering. This means the problem could cease any day now, or continue past the two years.
I’m always trying to get rid of dry eyes, and there are a number of things I’ve tried. I work in an office, and spend a lot of my time on the computer. This decreases your blink rate, which also won’t help my dry eyes issue.
I recently tried some products from Feel Good Contacts and wanted to share with you my experiences with their products.
Eye drops are the first product people go to to get rid of dry eyes. There are all kinds of types to try, and I’ve tried many to help my eyes. You can get a spray on mist that goes on your eyelids, standard eye drops, and extra strong eye drops for really dry eyes.
The eye drops I tried from Feel Good Contacts, Blink intensive vials, were really handy. They come in little mini pipettes so you can carry them in a handbag, purse or even your pockets. They’re small, with more than enough solution in each one for both eyes. I always feel a difference once I put eye drops in.
My dry eyes affect me most in the morning when I first wake up, so I always add drops in the morning and the evening.
Eye Moisturising Wipes
I’d never heard of this product before. The pack of Blink lid wipes comes with about 20 wipes, and the idea is that you move the wipe over your eyelid, starting in the corner and sweeping out. You’re supposed to use one wipe for each eye, but I actually found that one wipe would do both eyes.
I didn’t get much relief from these. However, they’re perfect in the office when I feel my eyes drying out after looking at a screen for too long. The wipes are nice and cool, and can fit in a desk drawer. This means I can use the eye drops morning and evening, and the wipes if I need them during the working day.
Hot/Cold Eye Mask
I’d never tried one of these masks before, but now I LOVE IT.
When I first complained about continuing dry eye problems to my optometrist, he suggested putting a flannel in hot water, and placing it over your eyes for a minimum of 15 minutes. It’s called hot compression and encourages your eyes to produce more natural oil from the glands where your eyelashes are.
This Thera eye mask works the same, however is much easier than boiling a kettle, pouring hot water on a flannel, and getting water everywhere. You just put the mask in the microwave for 15 seconds and place it over your eyes. It’s such a nice feeling, and is also pretty relaxing.
You can also place the mask in the freezer for two hours, and a cold mask can prevent puffiness around your eyes, reduce sinus problems and headaches, as well as get rid of dry eyes.
Dry eyes can be uncomfortable and a nuisance. If you have it as bad as me, it can actually slightly affect your vision. I have dryness right on my pupil, which can sometimes cause very slight blurred vision.
These types of products are a must for me. Now you can get 10% off your first customer order with Feel Good Contacts. Use my special code LOVEFG03 before the end of March.
*I was gifted these products in return for an honest review.