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My dry eyes are now affecting my acuity and are quite uncomfortable. I'm using heated eye pads and preservative-free drops suggested by my optometrist but I'm wondering what others are doing to lessen their symptoms.

What do you do to help your dry eyes?

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Discussion Review (newest messages first)
jjwires 07-01-2019 01:49 PM

I run my humidifier a lot. I hate putting drops in my eyes.

iluvmy3kids 07-01-2019 12:57 PM

I love Refresh Liquigel! I think it is good you are going back to another doctor. It sounds like you may have a few things going on. Good Luck!!!

Renea 07-01-2019 10:32 AM

Thanks, canteach, I just ordered the capsules hoping they don't have that fishy smell like my current omega-3 capsules.

canteach 07-01-2019 05:44 AM

My eye doctor suggested the heated eye compress and the eye drops. He also suggested a fish oil based vitamin called ProOmega. It is two gel type tablets taken with the largest meal of the day. It does seem to help--when I remember to take it.

readbks2 07-01-2019 05:17 AM

I used to use Refresh, but then a friend's eye doctor told her that if she has on a ceiling fan while she sleeps, then she should wear an eye mask. I started wearing one at night, and my eyes are much better. I don't need drops anymore.

anansi 06-30-2019 04:39 PM

I had to stop wearing contact lenses because my eyes are so dry. I just assumed it had to do with chemo, but I see my eye doc in August. See what he has to say. Keep in touch!

juliet4 06-30-2019 03:05 PM

Refresh eye drops work great for me.

Renea 06-30-2019 12:27 PM

Thanks for your suggestions, everyone. I have been referred to my ophthalmologist and will possibly be referred to a specialist out of town for an attached floater. Yikes!

The dry eye seems like the easy part of my vision problems.

Beach Glass 06-30-2019 12:00 PM

You may consider a second opinion from an ophthalmologist.

potter403 06-30-2019 11:22 AM

I have been very happy with Systane lubricating drops

Vicary 06-30-2019 10:26 AM

were so bad a couple years ago that I had to have some steroid drops and, I think, some antibiotic drops. My ophthalmologist told me to use Refresh Optive drops (no preservatives) and Refresh PM ointment at night, along with a special $60 sleep mask. She also mentioned a prescription for Restasis if this didn't work.

So far, so good. I'm very intentional about putting in the drops during the day and the ointment at night. I ditched the sleep mask about a year ago and am doing fine.

By the way, I haven't been able to find the Refresh PM ointment anywhere for several months, but both CVS and Walmart have their own brands with the same ratio of ingredients. Works for me.

Renea 06-30-2019 09:07 AM

My dry eyes are now affecting my acuity and are quite uncomfortable. I'm using heated eye pads and preservative-free drops suggested by my optometrist but I'm wondering what others are doing to lessen their symptoms.

What do you do to help your dry eyes?




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