Common symptoms of dry eye

You may have dry eye syndrome if your eyes:

  • Are itchy
  • Burn
  • Ache
  • Feel heavy
  • Feel sore
  • Feel gritty or sandy
  • Are red
  • Are blurry
  • Feel fatigued
  • Are sensitive to light
  • Are more watery than normal.

The reason dry eyes cause your eyes to be more watery than normal is because dry eyes can sometimes create too many tears. They do this in response to the lack of moisture – almost like a distress signal.

If you have dry eyes, you may also feel as though you have something in your eye. This is called a foreign body sensation.

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How to check if I have dry eye

If you have any of the above dry eye symptoms, you may have dry eye syndrome.

Using eye gel or eye drops is the most common way to treat dry eye syndrome.

If symptoms persist or get worse, you should contact your GP.

How are dry eyes treated?

Thankfully, dry eye syndrome can be treated.

Firstly, try making some lifestyle adjustments. Dry eye can be caused by things like heating and air conditioning systems as well as the outdoor environment e.g. windy, cold, dry or dusty weather conditions.

You may be able to reduce dry eye symptoms by:

  • Stopping smoking
  • Drinking less alcohol
  • Taking contact lenses out when they’re
    not needed
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Including vitamin A and C in your diet
  • Avoiding overexposure to heat or dry air
  • Wearing sunglasses outside when appropriate
  • Looking at computer screens less

In most cases, the best way to treat dry eyes, Also known as dry eye syndrome, is to use eye gel or eye drops.

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VisuXL® is a preservative-free eye drop lubricant for dry eye syndrome. Due to its unique ingredients, VisuXL® will help you recover from eye surgery, an injury or persistent damaging dry eye.

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All three products are contact lens-friendly and can be used for 180 days after opening.

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VisuEVO reduces excessive evaporation of the tears, restores the quality of the tears and protects from a wide range of dry eye conditions.

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