What is Dry Eye Syndrome?
There is true dry eye syndrome and then there are varying degrees of dry eyes. True dry eye syndrome is when you don’t produce enough tears to lubricate and nourish your eyes.
What causes Dry Eye Syndrome?
Age, people over 65 experience symptoms, women due to hormonal changes (pregnancy, menopause), medications like antihistamines and decongestants which dry out sinus contribute to dye eye syndrome. Blood pressure medications and antidepressants can also reduce tear production.
You experience the same symptoms as dry eye syndrome; irritated, gritty, scratchy or burning eyes but you produce plenty of tears. You feel like there is something in your eyes; you rub them, they water and your vision becomes blurry and you are just plain miserable. It may not be your eyes but your eyelids and lashes!
What is the Solution?
Your eyelids and lashes do a great job keeping debris out of your eyes. Proper eyelid and lash cleansing removes the debris that is falling into your eyes. Yes we said “debris”! Debris like makeup, pollen, pollution, smoke, and dust. Dr. Bonnin finds this stuff in your lids and lashes under the microscope. When it collects it feels gritty, scratchy, burning and yes there is something in your eye you are not imagining it! When your rub your eyes you are literally rubbing the debris in making it worse. Artificial tears isn’t going to lubricate your eyes enough. You want to properly remove the debris! See the eyelid and lash cleansing foams designed to do just that! See Dr. Bonnin’s True guide to Eye Makeup Removal & Lash Cleansing. Next you want to hydrate from within with supplements that are designed for dry eyes. Yes there is relief so you can stop rubbing your eyes and enjoy your day with clear vision.