Dry Eye Institute

General

Will I have dry eye for life?

Is there a difference between “Dry eye” and Dry eye disease”? Absolutely! Have you ever got off a flight only to have your eyes feel dreadful for the next few days following? This temporary assault to your ocular system is quite common and normally resolves itself within a few days of lubricants and rest.

Why your eye drops don’t work:

Do your eyes constantly burn, feel gritty, itchy or watery? Is this worse in the morning, or at night? Are you using your artificial tears with the gusto of a professional eater tackling hotdogs to no avail?  So why are the drops that claim to do everything not addressing your symptoms?

Tired of using drops?

How many occasions have you walked into your local pharmacy only to be overwhelmed by the abundant choice of eye drops. Most drops promising to relieve your burny, scratchy red or itchy eyes. The choice can be overwhelming when you are faced with all these options.

Stop wasting your time with hot compresses

Using warm compress to relieve dry eye has been a long term method in the artillery of fighting both dry eye signs and symptoms.

When the fat glands become compromised, whether due poor blinking, rosacea, or trauma we need to find a way to get them working again. Firstly targeting the underlying cause is the priority. But how do we keep the glands flowing?

Using a heat source over the top of closed eyes has been handed down from generation to generation to relieve dry eye symptoms and signs. But are all warm compresses equally efficient?  

Ten things to know before buying eye drops

Ten things to know before buying eye drops

Is my computer giving me dry eye?

Sitting behind a computer is an inevitable part of most of our daily lives. Not only the computer but cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices. This is not just limited to adults, but also toddlers who are often given technology as a means of entertainment.

Can children have dry eye

Most children these days spend a large proportion of their day using screens. Whether for school work or down time, technology plays a big role in their day to day life. Not only do children who spend a lot of time on screen have higher rates of shortsightedness but all this screen time is affecting their natural blink rates.

Are your Omegas ok?

We live in a society that places huge emphasis on dietary supplements and ensuring all of our dietary needs are constantly being met. Omegas are arguably one of the most discussed and well researched supplements on the market. So, what exactly are these omegas? And what is their purpose and benefit in dry eye disease?

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