An increasing number of adults are beginning to experience problems with their eyes, most commonly in the form of dryness, itchiness or a burning sensation. Most of it can be attributed to the significant exposure to digital screens and an overall hectic lifestyle, which does not allow much time for self care.
One may feel a greater sensitivity to light, or develop blurred vision, as well as redness of the eyes. This can be caused by a variety of factors such as hormonal changes, allergic reaction, use of contact lenses or even aging. Certain groups, including those above the age of 50, are regular contact lens wearers. Also, people with a history of eye injuries are at a greater risk of developing these problems.
In a study, it was discovered that 2 out of 3 adults in the UAE suffer from dry eyes. However, this condition can be managed through the implementation of certain lifestyle changes and the use of some simple home remedies, which can relieve the strain on the eyes. Here are some simple Dos and Don’ts to keep in mind while treating dry or strained eyes at home.
Apart from these remedies and tips, some general lifestyle habits one can adopt is getting regular and consistent sleep, which helps the eyes build and retain moisture, and drinking water throughout the day to ensure that the body is hydrated enough to produce tears.
If these remedies do not provide consistent relief, then the problem might be more chronic and severe. At this point, it is important to consult an ophthalmologist, who can devise the best course of treatment.