New Delhi: Dry eyes happen when the tiny glands in and around your eyelids don’t make enough tears to keep your peepers healthy and vision clear.
Wash Crusty Lashes
Cleaning your eyelids, as well as the surrounding skin and hair, can help get any lid inflammation under control. Drop a bit of baby shampoo or mild soap on your fingertips and gently massage your closed eye, near the base of your eyelashes.
Staring at a computer curbs the number of times you blink per minute. So try to blink often when you’re online. Follow the 20/20 rule: close your eyes every 20 minutes for 20 seconds.
Another simple trick to keep your eyes moist when at the computer: Set your screen below eye level. You won’t have to open your eyes as wide, which may help slow tear evaporation between blinks.
Eat (Naturally) Oily Fish
Salmon and tuna, for example, or sardines, trout, and mackerel all contain omega-3 fatty acids. Research suggests these healthy fats help the oil-making glands in your eye work better, which can ease irritation.
Every part of your body needs water to stay healthy, including your eyes. Drinking water helps keep them moist.