Why do I have dry, irritated eyes?
Dry eye can occur at different times of the year and it affects many more people than you think! This symptom is caused by a lack of lubrication and low moisture on the surface of your eye.
What causes irritated eyes?
Dry eyes are often the result of several factors. More than 15% of people aged 60 and over are affected. Menopause and andropause have the effect of slowing the production of tears. In recent years, this number has tended to increase at a younger age given the long hours of daily exposure to screens.
Tobacco and cannabis can certainly dry out the eyes, but taking certain medications such as anti-depressants, sleeping pills, antihistamines and those intended for hormonal contraception can also reduce the production of tears.
The feeling of dry eyes can be different for each person. Some will experience more sore eyes than usual, while others will experience red eyes. Some people will see their vision affected or even a greater sensitivity to light than usual. One of the common symptoms is the feeling of having dust in the eye all the time.
Tips for having healthy eyes
To remedy dry, irritated eyes, it can be a good idea to find a pair of glasses or contact lenses that filter out blue light. Natural health experts agree that a higher intake of omega-3s can help reduce inflammation and dryness in your eyes.
Some people will opt for hot water compresses to increase the moisture in your eyes. Take care to ensure that your environment is ideal, not too dry (high heating) and not having constant contact with ventilation/air conditioning directly in the eyes.
There is an Eye Drops product from A. Vogel based on sodium hyaluronate and eyebright that prevents dry eyes. It is a practical format that can be carried everywhere with you. This product is preservative-free, phosphate-free, and vegan. An everyday asset to have in your home product kit!