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Dry Eyes: The Unexpected Symptom of Menopause

Menopause marks a significant transition in a woman’s life, bringing a mix of challenges and transformations. As conversations about its impact on the body become more open and widespread, understanding this phase becomes increasingly crucial. 

 

The unexpected symptom of menopause

 

When thinking of the symptoms associated with menopause, we gravitate towards some of the more commonly known symptoms, such as hot flushes and changes in mood.[1] 

 

Having dry eyes often can be a sign that you are suffering with Dry Eye Syndrome, which can be a symptom of menopause.[2]

 

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

 

Dry Eye Syndrome, also referred to as Dry Eye Disease, is a common condition that affects one in four people in the UK.[3]

 

When your tears fail to provide sufficient lubrication for your eyes, you might experience inflammation accompanied by various symptoms. These can include: 

 

  • Redness 
  • Itchy eyes 
  • Sensitivity to light 
  • A burning sensation 
  • In some cases, fatigue 

 

Symptoms are wide-ranging, so if you’re experiencing discomfort and irritation in your eyes, it may be Dry Eye Syndrome.[4] Find out more symptoms here. 

 

Why are dry eyes a symptom of menopause?

 

As menopause progresses, the levels of androgen hormones decrease, impacting the meibomian and lacrimal glands in the eyelids. The meibomian glands are responsible for producing the essential oils in tears. Consequently, a reduction in these oils leads to faster tear evaporation, resulting in drier eyes. 

 

Are dry eyes a common symptom of menopause?

 

You might feel alone with your Dry Eye symptoms, but it’s more common than you think for women to experience dry eyes during menopause. In fact, about 61% of perimenopausal and menopausal women are affected by Dry Eye Syndrome.[2]

 

While menopausal experiences differ greatly among individuals, and can be influenced by age, it’s important to recognise that your symptoms may not mirror those of your friends.[2]  

 

What other things can make Dry Eye worse?

 

Dry Eye Syndrome is a multifaceted condition with a variety of underlying causes, each contributing to its diverse symptoms. 

 

Several factors can trigger flare-ups, intensifying the discomfort of Dry Eye. Understanding these factors can help manage and potentially alleviate the symptoms. Here are some key elements that can worsen Dry Eye Syndrome: 

 

Smoke

Exposure to smoke can worsen your Dry Eye symptoms, causing increased burning, stinging, and scratchiness. To mitigate these issues, try to avoid cigarette smoke and fires. 

 

Going outside without your sunglasses

Unfortunately, this can also exacerbate Dry Eye symptoms. Your eyes need protection not only from the sun but also from the wind. 

 

We’re all guilty of choosing sunglasses based on their appearance but opt for ones that are also practical – that fit your face well and have side frames for extra protection. 

 

Looking at screens for too long

In today’s digital age, we spend a significant amount of time focused  on screens. Unfortunately, excessive screen time can worsen Dry Eye symptoms. Ensure you are taking regular breaks from your screens throughout the day 

 

Not blinking enough

It may sound silly, but make a conscious effort to blink more frequently, especially when you’re in front of a screen, reading, driving, or watching TV. When we’re deeply focused, our blink rate tends to decrease. 

 

Blinking is beneficial for your eyes as it helps spread your tears evenly across the surface, keeping them well-lubricated. 

 

Eating poorly

We all love a bit of chocolate and a packet of crisps, but it’s essential to maintain a balanced and nutritious diet for the sake of your eye health. 

 

In addition to enjoying your favourite snacks in moderation, ensure your diet includes a variety of nutrient-rich foods that support overall well-being, including the health of your eyes. 

 

Find out which vitamins are best for helping ease Dry Eye Syndrome symptoms here.[5]

 

 

Managing Dry Eye symptoms during menopause

 

Prioritising the health of your eyes becomes even more crucial when navigating conditions like Dry Eye, particularly during menopause. 

 

Making lifestyle changes can help manage your Dry Eye symptoms during menopause. 

 

As mentioned above, decreasing screen time and eating a nutritious diet are two lifestyle changes that can help with Dry Eye symptoms, some others could be: 

 

Use a humidifier

Enhancing the moisture levels in your home and workspace can provide considerable relief from Dry Eye discomfort. 

 

Avoiding contact lenses

Regularly wearing contact lenses can make dry eyes worse. Seek guidance from a healthcare professional to explore switching to glasses or specialised contact lenses tailored for dry eyes.[6]

 

Keep well hydrated

Drinking plenty of water not only keeps you feeling good but also helps to keep your eyes lubricated and moist. So, don’t forget to sip on that H2O throughout the day to keep your peepers happy and healthy![7]

 

Follow a three-step treatment plan

Following a three-step treatment plan is a great way to effectively manage your Dry Eye. 

 

Step 1: To kickstart relief, start by using a heated compress, such as MeiboPatch® to unblock your meibomian glands and ease eye discomfort. Ensure to lay this over your upper face so that it covers the bridge of your nose, upper and lower eyelids.[8]

 

Step 2: Clear away the melted oil obstructing your glands and any accumulated debris with a cleanser such as Naviblef®, specially designed to reduce discomfort. 

 

Step 3: Use an effective lubricant, such as eye drops or gels from our VISUfarma range. There you’ll find a product that will help ease your symptoms, depending on your condition.[9]

 

Looking for more information on Dry Eye and menopause?

 

To dive deeper into Dry Eye and menopause, check out our other insightful blogs on the topic. If you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to support you on your journey to eye health and wellness. 

 

 

References

  1. NHS Inform, ‘Signs and Symptoms of Menopause’, 14/03/2023, Last Accessed June 2024
  2. Dry Eye Care Net, ‘What’s the Link Between Dry Eye and Menopause?’, 08/04/2021, Last Accessed June 2024
  3. Association of Optometrists, ‘Dry Eye Syndrome’, Last Accessed June 2024
  4. Dry Eye and Me, ‘Dry Eye Symptoms’, Last Accessed June 2024
  5. WebMD, ‘Are You Making Your Dry Eyes Worse?’, 03/12/2012, Last Accessed June 2024
  6. Healthline, ‘What’s the Link Between Dry Eye and Menopause’, 04/04/2024, Last Accessed June 2024
  7. Evergreen Eye Centre, ‘Can Hydration make a Difference if you Have Dry Eyes?’
  8. VISUfarma, Meibopatch®, Last Accessed June 2024
  9. VISUfarma, Naviblef®, Last Accessed June 2024
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Dry Eye and Menopause Demystified 

Menopause marks a significant transition in a woman’s life, bringing a mix of challenges and transformations. As conversations about its impact on the body become more open and widespread, understanding this phase becomes increasingly crucial. 

 

The unexpected symptom of menopause

 

When thinking of the symptoms associated with menopause, we gravitate towards some of the more commonly known symptoms, such as hot flushes and changes in mood.[1] 

 

Having dry eyes often can be a sign that you are suffering with Dry Eye Syndrome, which can be a symptom of menopause.[2]

 

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

 

Dry Eye Syndrome, also referred to as Dry Eye Disease, is a common condition that affects one in four people in the UK.[3]

 

When your tears fail to provide sufficient lubrication for your eyes, you might experience inflammation accompanied by various symptoms. These can include: 

 

  • Redness 
  • Itchy eyes 
  • Sensitivity to light 
  • A burning sensation 
  • In some cases, fatigue 

 

Symptoms are wide-ranging, so if you’re experiencing discomfort and irritation in your eyes, it may be Dry Eye Syndrome.[4] Find out more symptoms here. 

 

Why are dry eyes a symptom of menopause?

 

As menopause progresses, the levels of androgen hormones decrease, impacting the meibomian and lacrimal glands in the eyelids. The meibomian glands are responsible for producing the essential oils in tears. Consequently, a reduction in these oils leads to faster tear evaporation, resulting in drier eyes. 

 

Are dry eyes a common symptom of menopause?

 

You might feel alone with your Dry Eye symptoms, but it’s more common than you think for women to experience dry eyes during menopause. In fact, about 61% of perimenopausal and menopausal women are affected by Dry Eye Syndrome.[2]

 

While menopausal experiences differ greatly among individuals, and can be influenced by age, it’s important to recognise that your symptoms may not mirror those of your friends.[2]  

 

What other things can make Dry Eye worse?

 

Dry Eye Syndrome is a multifaceted condition with a variety of underlying causes, each contributing to its diverse symptoms. 

 

Several factors can trigger flare-ups, intensifying the discomfort of Dry Eye. Understanding these factors can help manage and potentially alleviate the symptoms. Here are some key elements that can worsen Dry Eye Syndrome: 

 

Smoke

Exposure to smoke can worsen your Dry Eye symptoms, causing increased burning, stinging, and scratchiness. To mitigate these issues, try to avoid cigarette smoke and fires. 

 

Going outside without your sunglasses

Unfortunately, this can also exacerbate Dry Eye symptoms. Your eyes need protection not only from the sun but also from the wind. 

 

We’re all guilty of choosing sunglasses based on their appearance but opt for ones that are also practical – that fit your face well and have side frames for extra protection. 

 

Looking at screens for too long

In today’s digital age, we spend a significant amount of time focused  on screens. Unfortunately, excessive screen time can worsen Dry Eye symptoms. Ensure you are taking regular breaks from your screens throughout the day 

 

Not blinking enough

It may sound silly, but make a conscious effort to blink more frequently, especially when you’re in front of a screen, reading, driving, or watching TV. When we’re deeply focused, our blink rate tends to decrease. 

 

Blinking is beneficial for your eyes as it helps spread your tears evenly across the surface, keeping them well-lubricated. 

 

Eating poorly

We all love a bit of chocolate and a packet of crisps, but it’s essential to maintain a balanced and nutritious diet for the sake of your eye health. 

 

In addition to enjoying your favourite snacks in moderation, ensure your diet includes a variety of nutrient-rich foods that support overall well-being, including the health of your eyes. 

 

Find out which vitamins are best for helping ease Dry Eye Syndrome symptoms here.[5]

 

 

Managing Dry Eye symptoms during menopause

 

Prioritising the health of your eyes becomes even more crucial when navigating conditions like Dry Eye, particularly during menopause. 

 

Making lifestyle changes can help manage your Dry Eye symptoms during menopause. 

 

As mentioned above, decreasing screen time and eating a nutritious diet are two lifestyle changes that can help with Dry Eye symptoms, some others could be: 

 

Use a humidifier

Enhancing the moisture levels in your home and workspace can provide considerable relief from Dry Eye discomfort. 

 

Avoiding contact lenses

Regularly wearing contact lenses can make dry eyes worse. Seek guidance from a healthcare professional to explore switching to glasses or specialised contact lenses tailored for dry eyes.[6]

 

Keep well hydrated

Drinking plenty of water not only keeps you feeling good but also helps to keep your eyes lubricated and moist. So, don’t forget to sip on that H2O throughout the day to keep your peepers happy and healthy![7]

 

Follow a three-step treatment plan

Following a three-step treatment plan is a great way to effectively manage your Dry Eye. 

 

Step 1: To kickstart relief, start by using a heated compress, such as MeiboPatch® to unblock your meibomian glands and ease eye discomfort. Ensure to lay this over your upper face so that it covers the bridge of your nose, upper and lower eyelids.[8]

 

Step 2: Clear away the melted oil obstructing your glands and any accumulated debris with a cleanser such as Naviblef®, specially designed to reduce discomfort. 

 

Step 3: Use an effective lubricant, such as eye drops or gels from our VISUfarma range. There you’ll find a product that will help ease your symptoms, depending on your condition.[9]

 

Looking for more information on Dry Eye and menopause?

 

To dive deeper into Dry Eye and menopause, check out our other insightful blogs on the topic. If you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to support you on your journey to eye health and wellness. 

 

 

References

  1. NHS Inform, ‘Signs and Symptoms of Menopause’, 14/03/2023, Last Accessed June 2024
  2. Dry Eye Care Net, ‘What’s the Link Between Dry Eye and Menopause?’, 08/04/2021, Last Accessed June 2024
  3. Association of Optometrists, ‘Dry Eye Syndrome’, Last Accessed June 2024
  4. Dry Eye and Me, ‘Dry Eye Symptoms’, Last Accessed June 2024
  5. WebMD, ‘Are You Making Your Dry Eyes Worse?’, 03/12/2012, Last Accessed June 2024
  6. Healthline, ‘What’s the Link Between Dry Eye and Menopause’, 04/04/2024, Last Accessed June 2024
  7. Evergreen Eye Centre, ‘Can Hydration make a Difference if you Have Dry Eyes?’
  8. VISUfarma, Meibopatch®, Last Accessed June 2024
  9. VISUfarma, Naviblef®, Last Accessed June 2024
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Dealing with Dry Eye and Menopause in the Office

Menopause marks a significant transition in a woman’s life, bringing a mix of challenges and transformations. As conversations about its impact on the body become more open and widespread, understanding this phase becomes increasingly crucial. 

 

The unexpected symptom of menopause

 

When thinking of the symptoms associated with menopause, we gravitate towards some of the more commonly known symptoms, such as hot flushes and changes in mood.[1] 

 

Having dry eyes often can be a sign that you are suffering with Dry Eye Syndrome, which can be a symptom of menopause.[2]

 

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

 

Dry Eye Syndrome, also referred to as Dry Eye Disease, is a common condition that affects one in four people in the UK.[3]

 

When your tears fail to provide sufficient lubrication for your eyes, you might experience inflammation accompanied by various symptoms. These can include: 

 

  • Redness 
  • Itchy eyes 
  • Sensitivity to light 
  • A burning sensation 
  • In some cases, fatigue 

 

Symptoms are wide-ranging, so if you’re experiencing discomfort and irritation in your eyes, it may be Dry Eye Syndrome.[4] Find out more symptoms here. 

 

Why are dry eyes a symptom of menopause?

 

As menopause progresses, the levels of androgen hormones decrease, impacting the meibomian and lacrimal glands in the eyelids. The meibomian glands are responsible for producing the essential oils in tears. Consequently, a reduction in these oils leads to faster tear evaporation, resulting in drier eyes. 

 

Are dry eyes a common symptom of menopause?

 

You might feel alone with your Dry Eye symptoms, but it’s more common than you think for women to experience dry eyes during menopause. In fact, about 61% of perimenopausal and menopausal women are affected by Dry Eye Syndrome.[2]

 

While menopausal experiences differ greatly among individuals, and can be influenced by age, it’s important to recognise that your symptoms may not mirror those of your friends.[2]  

 

What other things can make Dry Eye worse?

 

Dry Eye Syndrome is a multifaceted condition with a variety of underlying causes, each contributing to its diverse symptoms. 

 

Several factors can trigger flare-ups, intensifying the discomfort of Dry Eye. Understanding these factors can help manage and potentially alleviate the symptoms. Here are some key elements that can worsen Dry Eye Syndrome: 

 

Smoke

Exposure to smoke can worsen your Dry Eye symptoms, causing increased burning, stinging, and scratchiness. To mitigate these issues, try to avoid cigarette smoke and fires. 

 

Going outside without your sunglasses

Unfortunately, this can also exacerbate Dry Eye symptoms. Your eyes need protection not only from the sun but also from the wind. 

 

We’re all guilty of choosing sunglasses based on their appearance but opt for ones that are also practical – that fit your face well and have side frames for extra protection. 

 

Looking at screens for too long

In today’s digital age, we spend a significant amount of time focused  on screens. Unfortunately, excessive screen time can worsen Dry Eye symptoms. Ensure you are taking regular breaks from your screens throughout the day 

 

Not blinking enough

It may sound silly, but make a conscious effort to blink more frequently, especially when you’re in front of a screen, reading, driving, or watching TV. When we’re deeply focused, our blink rate tends to decrease. 

 

Blinking is beneficial for your eyes as it helps spread your tears evenly across the surface, keeping them well-lubricated. 

 

Eating poorly

We all love a bit of chocolate and a packet of crisps, but it’s essential to maintain a balanced and nutritious diet for the sake of your eye health. 

 

In addition to enjoying your favourite snacks in moderation, ensure your diet includes a variety of nutrient-rich foods that support overall well-being, including the health of your eyes. 

 

Find out which vitamins are best for helping ease Dry Eye Syndrome symptoms here.[5]

 

 

Managing Dry Eye symptoms during menopause

 

Prioritising the health of your eyes becomes even more crucial when navigating conditions like Dry Eye, particularly during menopause. 

 

Making lifestyle changes can help manage your Dry Eye symptoms during menopause. 

 

As mentioned above, decreasing screen time and eating a nutritious diet are two lifestyle changes that can help with Dry Eye symptoms, some others could be: 

 

Use a humidifier

Enhancing the moisture levels in your home and workspace can provide considerable relief from Dry Eye discomfort. 

 

Avoiding contact lenses

Regularly wearing contact lenses can make dry eyes worse. Seek guidance from a healthcare professional to explore switching to glasses or specialised contact lenses tailored for dry eyes.[6]

 

Keep well hydrated

Drinking plenty of water not only keeps you feeling good but also helps to keep your eyes lubricated and moist. So, don’t forget to sip on that H2O throughout the day to keep your peepers happy and healthy![7]

 

Follow a three-step treatment plan

Following a three-step treatment plan is a great way to effectively manage your Dry Eye. 

 

Step 1: To kickstart relief, start by using a heated compress, such as MeiboPatch® to unblock your meibomian glands and ease eye discomfort. Ensure to lay this over your upper face so that it covers the bridge of your nose, upper and lower eyelids.[8]

 

Step 2: Clear away the melted oil obstructing your glands and any accumulated debris with a cleanser such as Naviblef®, specially designed to reduce discomfort. 

 

Step 3: Use an effective lubricant, such as eye drops or gels from our VISUfarma range. There you’ll find a product that will help ease your symptoms, depending on your condition.[9]

 

Looking for more information on Dry Eye and menopause?

 

To dive deeper into Dry Eye and menopause, check out our other insightful blogs on the topic. If you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to support you on your journey to eye health and wellness. 

 

 

References

  1. NHS Inform, ‘Signs and Symptoms of Menopause’, 14/03/2023, Last Accessed June 2024
  2. Dry Eye Care Net, ‘What’s the Link Between Dry Eye and Menopause?’, 08/04/2021, Last Accessed June 2024
  3. Association of Optometrists, ‘Dry Eye Syndrome’, Last Accessed June 2024
  4. Dry Eye and Me, ‘Dry Eye Symptoms’, Last Accessed June 2024
  5. WebMD, ‘Are You Making Your Dry Eyes Worse?’, 03/12/2012, Last Accessed June 2024
  6. Healthline, ‘What’s the Link Between Dry Eye and Menopause’, 04/04/2024, Last Accessed June 2024
  7. Evergreen Eye Centre, ‘Can Hydration make a Difference if you Have Dry Eyes?’
  8. VISUfarma, Meibopatch®, Last Accessed June 2024
  9. VISUfarma, Naviblef®, Last Accessed June 2024
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Unexpected Dry Eye Symptoms to Watch Out For

Menopause marks a significant transition in a woman’s life, bringing a mix of challenges and transformations. As conversations about its impact on the body become more open and widespread, understanding this phase becomes increasingly crucial. 

 

The unexpected symptom of menopause

 

When thinking of the symptoms associated with menopause, we gravitate towards some of the more commonly known symptoms, such as hot flushes and changes in mood.[1] 

 

Having dry eyes often can be a sign that you are suffering with Dry Eye Syndrome, which can be a symptom of menopause.[2]

 

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

 

Dry Eye Syndrome, also referred to as Dry Eye Disease, is a common condition that affects one in four people in the UK.[3]

 

When your tears fail to provide sufficient lubrication for your eyes, you might experience inflammation accompanied by various symptoms. These can include: 

 

  • Redness 
  • Itchy eyes 
  • Sensitivity to light 
  • A burning sensation 
  • In some cases, fatigue 

 

Symptoms are wide-ranging, so if you’re experiencing discomfort and irritation in your eyes, it may be Dry Eye Syndrome.[4] Find out more symptoms here. 

 

Why are dry eyes a symptom of menopause?

 

As menopause progresses, the levels of androgen hormones decrease, impacting the meibomian and lacrimal glands in the eyelids. The meibomian glands are responsible for producing the essential oils in tears. Consequently, a reduction in these oils leads to faster tear evaporation, resulting in drier eyes. 

 

Are dry eyes a common symptom of menopause?

 

You might feel alone with your Dry Eye symptoms, but it’s more common than you think for women to experience dry eyes during menopause. In fact, about 61% of perimenopausal and menopausal women are affected by Dry Eye Syndrome.[2]

 

While menopausal experiences differ greatly among individuals, and can be influenced by age, it’s important to recognise that your symptoms may not mirror those of your friends.[2]  

 

What other things can make Dry Eye worse?

 

Dry Eye Syndrome is a multifaceted condition with a variety of underlying causes, each contributing to its diverse symptoms. 

 

Several factors can trigger flare-ups, intensifying the discomfort of Dry Eye. Understanding these factors can help manage and potentially alleviate the symptoms. Here are some key elements that can worsen Dry Eye Syndrome: 

 

Smoke

Exposure to smoke can worsen your Dry Eye symptoms, causing increased burning, stinging, and scratchiness. To mitigate these issues, try to avoid cigarette smoke and fires. 

 

Going outside without your sunglasses

Unfortunately, this can also exacerbate Dry Eye symptoms. Your eyes need protection not only from the sun but also from the wind. 

 

We’re all guilty of choosing sunglasses based on their appearance but opt for ones that are also practical – that fit your face well and have side frames for extra protection. 

 

Looking at screens for too long

In today’s digital age, we spend a significant amount of time focused  on screens. Unfortunately, excessive screen time can worsen Dry Eye symptoms. Ensure you are taking regular breaks from your screens throughout the day 

 

Not blinking enough

It may sound silly, but make a conscious effort to blink more frequently, especially when you’re in front of a screen, reading, driving, or watching TV. When we’re deeply focused, our blink rate tends to decrease. 

 

Blinking is beneficial for your eyes as it helps spread your tears evenly across the surface, keeping them well-lubricated. 

 

Eating poorly

We all love a bit of chocolate and a packet of crisps, but it’s essential to maintain a balanced and nutritious diet for the sake of your eye health. 

 

In addition to enjoying your favourite snacks in moderation, ensure your diet includes a variety of nutrient-rich foods that support overall well-being, including the health of your eyes. 

 

Find out which vitamins are best for helping ease Dry Eye Syndrome symptoms here.[5]

 

 

Managing Dry Eye symptoms during menopause

 

Prioritising the health of your eyes becomes even more crucial when navigating conditions like Dry Eye, particularly during menopause. 

 

Making lifestyle changes can help manage your Dry Eye symptoms during menopause. 

 

As mentioned above, decreasing screen time and eating a nutritious diet are two lifestyle changes that can help with Dry Eye symptoms, some others could be: 

 

Use a humidifier

Enhancing the moisture levels in your home and workspace can provide considerable relief from Dry Eye discomfort. 

 

Avoiding contact lenses

Regularly wearing contact lenses can make dry eyes worse. Seek guidance from a healthcare professional to explore switching to glasses or specialised contact lenses tailored for dry eyes.[6]

 

Keep well hydrated

Drinking plenty of water not only keeps you feeling good but also helps to keep your eyes lubricated and moist. So, don’t forget to sip on that H2O throughout the day to keep your peepers happy and healthy![7]

 

Follow a three-step treatment plan

Following a three-step treatment plan is a great way to effectively manage your Dry Eye. 

 

Step 1: To kickstart relief, start by using a heated compress, such as MeiboPatch® to unblock your meibomian glands and ease eye discomfort. Ensure to lay this over your upper face so that it covers the bridge of your nose, upper and lower eyelids.[8]

 

Step 2: Clear away the melted oil obstructing your glands and any accumulated debris with a cleanser such as Naviblef®, specially designed to reduce discomfort. 

 

Step 3: Use an effective lubricant, such as eye drops or gels from our VISUfarma range. There you’ll find a product that will help ease your symptoms, depending on your condition.[9]

 

Looking for more information on Dry Eye and menopause?

 

To dive deeper into Dry Eye and menopause, check out our other insightful blogs on the topic. If you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to support you on your journey to eye health and wellness. 

 

 

References

  1. NHS Inform, ‘Signs and Symptoms of Menopause’, 14/03/2023, Last Accessed June 2024
  2. Dry Eye Care Net, ‘What’s the Link Between Dry Eye and Menopause?’, 08/04/2021, Last Accessed June 2024
  3. Association of Optometrists, ‘Dry Eye Syndrome’, Last Accessed June 2024
  4. Dry Eye and Me, ‘Dry Eye Symptoms’, Last Accessed June 2024
  5. WebMD, ‘Are You Making Your Dry Eyes Worse?’, 03/12/2012, Last Accessed June 2024
  6. Healthline, ‘What’s the Link Between Dry Eye and Menopause’, 04/04/2024, Last Accessed June 2024
  7. Evergreen Eye Centre, ‘Can Hydration make a Difference if you Have Dry Eyes?’
  8. VISUfarma, Meibopatch®, Last Accessed June 2024
  9. VISUfarma, Naviblef®, Last Accessed June 2024
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Dry Eye and Sjögren’s Syndrome

Did you know that approximately one in ten patients with Dry Eye Disease also have Sjögren’s syndrome?[1] If you have both conditions, we’re here to support you. In this blog, we’ll be exploring the relationship between the two conditions and how you can treat them.

What is Sjögren’s syndrome?

Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune condition, meaning that instead of protecting the body from abnormal cells, the immune system starts attacking healthy cells and tissue.[2] In this case, it affects the parts of the body that create fluids, like tears and saliva.[3] The condition can occur on its own or with other diseases linked to the immune system, like rheumatoid arthritis, which can cause dry eyes.[4] For more information on this condition, visit our blog: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Dry Eye

couple laughing together

How are Sjögren’s syndrome and Dry Eye Disease linked?

Sjögren’s syndrome usually appears in people aged 40-60.[3] As with Dry Eye Syndrome, it is much more common in women than men, with women nine times more likely to have Sjögren’s syndrome.[3][4] While there isn’t yet a definitive answer as to why Sjögren’s syndrome affects women more than men, researchers believe it could be linked to the hormone estrogen. Estrogen levels drop after menopause, which aligns with the ages that Sjögren’s syndrome appears.[5] To find out more about dry eyes and menopause, visit our blog: 5 Things You Need to Know About Menopause and Dry Eye

Overall, Sjögren’s syndrome and Dry Eye Disease are linked because of the immune system’s attack on tear glands. It limits the production of tears that would usually add moisture to your eyes, resulting in dry eyes.[6] Read on to find out more about the symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome and dry eyes.

 

a dry eye

What are the symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome and dry eyes?

There are a whole host of Sjögren’s syndrome symptoms to look out for! These include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry skin
  • Tiredness
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Swollen salivary glands
  • Rashes [3]

a woman struggling with dry eye disease at a desk

Because of the lack of tears being produced, people might notice Dry Eye symptoms such as:

  • Itchy eyes
  • Burning eyes
  • Aching eyes
  • Eyes feel heavy
  • Eyes feel sore
  • Eyes feel gritty or sandy
  • Eyes are red
  • Eyes are blurry
  • Feeling fatigued

For more symptoms of dry eyes, visit our web page: Symptoms of Dry Eye

How do you treat dry eyes and Sjögren’s syndrome?

There is no cure for Sjögren’s syndrome, but there are treatments that can help alleviate symptoms.[3] Follow these steps:

 

Stay hydrated

woman with dry eye drinking a glass of water

Adding more water to your body is a great way to combat dry eyes. Experts recommend drinking eight to 10 glasses of water a day to keep your body completely hydrated.[7] To help you do this, buy a labelled water bottle or keep a note of how much water you are drinking per day.

Avoid alcohol

a cold beer

Drinking alcohol is bad for dry eyes and Sjögren’s syndrome as it can dehydrate your body. As both conditions already do this, symptoms are intensified. Click here for more information: Is Drinking Alcohol Bad For Your Eyes?

Eat well

fresh berries

What you eat can affect your eyes and health in general. You can support yourself by adding vitamins and minerals into your diet, such as Vitamin A, E and C.[8] Read more about eye health: 6 Vitamins for Dry Eyes

Consider moisture chamber goggles

man wearing moisture chamber goggles

Did you know wearing glasses can reduce tear evaporation by up to 30%? This can be maximised by wearing moisture chamber goggles.[2] These can be worn in the day, but it’s also a good idea to sleep in them. Find out more here: 10 Tips to Ease Dry Eye at Night

Use eye drops

a woman with dry eyes using eye drops

Lubricating your eyes is one of the best ways to treat dry eyes and Sjögren’s syndrome. To find out whether you should opt for eye drops or eye gel for dry eyes, read this useful resource: Eye Drops vs Eye Gel for the Treatment of Dry Eyes

 

For more information about conditions related to dry eyes, visit our blog: 6 Conditions that Cause Dry Eye.

 

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

VisuXL Gel® is a preservative-free smart gel lubricant for dry eye syndrome. It provides comfort in a bottle with it’s long-lasting lubrication properties giving 12-hour dosing with just one drop and is suitable for both day and night use.

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.

VisuEvo® is a preservative-free eye drop that prevents excessive evaporation of the tear film. Its unique formula contains omega-3 essential fatty acids, Vitamins A and D and ultra-filtered phospholipids that facilitate tear film presentation and control evaporation.

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

Shop now

 

References

  1. Akpek EK, Bunya VY, Saldanha IJ. ‘Sjögren’s Syndrome: More Than Just Dry Eye’, Cornea, National Library of Medicine, 2019 May;38(5):658-661. Accessed July 2023.
  2. NHS Inform, ‘Sjogren’s syndrome’, 23/02/2023. Accessed July 2023.
  3. NHS, ‘Sjögren’s syndrome’, 21/04/2020. Accessed July 2023.
  4. Women’s Health Research Institute, ‘Sjogren’s Syndrome More Common in Women’. Accessed July 2023.
  5. Arthritis Foundation, ‘Sjögren’s syndrome’. Accessed July 2023.
  6. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, ‘Sjögren’s Syndrome’, 01/2021. Accessed July 2023.
  7. Complete Eye Care, ‘How Does Hydration Affect My Eyes?’. Accessed July 2023.
  8. Meixner, M. ‘The 9 Most Important Vitamins for Eye Health’, 16/02/2023. Accessed July 2023.
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Nocturnal Lagophthalmos and Dry Eye

Did you know that approximately one in ten patients with Dry Eye Disease also have Sjögren’s syndrome?[1] If you have both conditions, we’re here to support you. In this blog, we’ll be exploring the relationship between the two conditions and how you can treat them.

What is Sjögren’s syndrome?

Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune condition, meaning that instead of protecting the body from abnormal cells, the immune system starts attacking healthy cells and tissue.[2] In this case, it affects the parts of the body that create fluids, like tears and saliva.[3] The condition can occur on its own or with other diseases linked to the immune system, like rheumatoid arthritis, which can cause dry eyes.[4] For more information on this condition, visit our blog: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Dry Eye

couple laughing together

How are Sjögren’s syndrome and Dry Eye Disease linked?

Sjögren’s syndrome usually appears in people aged 40-60.[3] As with Dry Eye Syndrome, it is much more common in women than men, with women nine times more likely to have Sjögren’s syndrome.[3][4] While there isn’t yet a definitive answer as to why Sjögren’s syndrome affects women more than men, researchers believe it could be linked to the hormone estrogen. Estrogen levels drop after menopause, which aligns with the ages that Sjögren’s syndrome appears.[5] To find out more about dry eyes and menopause, visit our blog: 5 Things You Need to Know About Menopause and Dry Eye

Overall, Sjögren’s syndrome and Dry Eye Disease are linked because of the immune system’s attack on tear glands. It limits the production of tears that would usually add moisture to your eyes, resulting in dry eyes.[6] Read on to find out more about the symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome and dry eyes.

 

a dry eye

What are the symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome and dry eyes?

There are a whole host of Sjögren’s syndrome symptoms to look out for! These include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry skin
  • Tiredness
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Swollen salivary glands
  • Rashes [3]

a woman struggling with dry eye disease at a desk

Because of the lack of tears being produced, people might notice Dry Eye symptoms such as:

  • Itchy eyes
  • Burning eyes
  • Aching eyes
  • Eyes feel heavy
  • Eyes feel sore
  • Eyes feel gritty or sandy
  • Eyes are red
  • Eyes are blurry
  • Feeling fatigued

For more symptoms of dry eyes, visit our web page: Symptoms of Dry Eye

How do you treat dry eyes and Sjögren’s syndrome?

There is no cure for Sjögren’s syndrome, but there are treatments that can help alleviate symptoms.[3] Follow these steps:

 

Stay hydrated

woman with dry eye drinking a glass of water

Adding more water to your body is a great way to combat dry eyes. Experts recommend drinking eight to 10 glasses of water a day to keep your body completely hydrated.[7] To help you do this, buy a labelled water bottle or keep a note of how much water you are drinking per day.

Avoid alcohol

a cold beer

Drinking alcohol is bad for dry eyes and Sjögren’s syndrome as it can dehydrate your body. As both conditions already do this, symptoms are intensified. Click here for more information: Is Drinking Alcohol Bad For Your Eyes?

Eat well

fresh berries

What you eat can affect your eyes and health in general. You can support yourself by adding vitamins and minerals into your diet, such as Vitamin A, E and C.[8] Read more about eye health: 6 Vitamins for Dry Eyes

Consider moisture chamber goggles

man wearing moisture chamber goggles

Did you know wearing glasses can reduce tear evaporation by up to 30%? This can be maximised by wearing moisture chamber goggles.[2] These can be worn in the day, but it’s also a good idea to sleep in them. Find out more here: 10 Tips to Ease Dry Eye at Night

Use eye drops

a woman with dry eyes using eye drops

Lubricating your eyes is one of the best ways to treat dry eyes and Sjögren’s syndrome. To find out whether you should opt for eye drops or eye gel for dry eyes, read this useful resource: Eye Drops vs Eye Gel for the Treatment of Dry Eyes

 

For more information about conditions related to dry eyes, visit our blog: 6 Conditions that Cause Dry Eye.

 

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

VisuXL Gel® is a preservative-free smart gel lubricant for dry eye syndrome. It provides comfort in a bottle with it’s long-lasting lubrication properties giving 12-hour dosing with just one drop and is suitable for both day and night use.

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.

VisuEvo® is a preservative-free eye drop that prevents excessive evaporation of the tear film. Its unique formula contains omega-3 essential fatty acids, Vitamins A and D and ultra-filtered phospholipids that facilitate tear film presentation and control evaporation.

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

Shop now

 

References

  1. Akpek EK, Bunya VY, Saldanha IJ. ‘Sjögren’s Syndrome: More Than Just Dry Eye’, Cornea, National Library of Medicine, 2019 May;38(5):658-661. Accessed July 2023.
  2. NHS Inform, ‘Sjogren’s syndrome’, 23/02/2023. Accessed July 2023.
  3. NHS, ‘Sjögren’s syndrome’, 21/04/2020. Accessed July 2023.
  4. Women’s Health Research Institute, ‘Sjogren’s Syndrome More Common in Women’. Accessed July 2023.
  5. Arthritis Foundation, ‘Sjögren’s syndrome’. Accessed July 2023.
  6. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, ‘Sjögren’s Syndrome’, 01/2021. Accessed July 2023.
  7. Complete Eye Care, ‘How Does Hydration Affect My Eyes?’. Accessed July 2023.
  8. Meixner, M. ‘The 9 Most Important Vitamins for Eye Health’, 16/02/2023. Accessed July 2023.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Dry Eye

Did you know that approximately one in ten patients with Dry Eye Disease also have Sjögren’s syndrome?[1] If you have both conditions, we’re here to support you. In this blog, we’ll be exploring the relationship between the two conditions and how you can treat them.

What is Sjögren’s syndrome?

Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune condition, meaning that instead of protecting the body from abnormal cells, the immune system starts attacking healthy cells and tissue.[2] In this case, it affects the parts of the body that create fluids, like tears and saliva.[3] The condition can occur on its own or with other diseases linked to the immune system, like rheumatoid arthritis, which can cause dry eyes.[4] For more information on this condition, visit our blog: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Dry Eye

couple laughing together

How are Sjögren’s syndrome and Dry Eye Disease linked?

Sjögren’s syndrome usually appears in people aged 40-60.[3] As with Dry Eye Syndrome, it is much more common in women than men, with women nine times more likely to have Sjögren’s syndrome.[3][4] While there isn’t yet a definitive answer as to why Sjögren’s syndrome affects women more than men, researchers believe it could be linked to the hormone estrogen. Estrogen levels drop after menopause, which aligns with the ages that Sjögren’s syndrome appears.[5] To find out more about dry eyes and menopause, visit our blog: 5 Things You Need to Know About Menopause and Dry Eye

Overall, Sjögren’s syndrome and Dry Eye Disease are linked because of the immune system’s attack on tear glands. It limits the production of tears that would usually add moisture to your eyes, resulting in dry eyes.[6] Read on to find out more about the symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome and dry eyes.

 

a dry eye

What are the symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome and dry eyes?

There are a whole host of Sjögren’s syndrome symptoms to look out for! These include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry skin
  • Tiredness
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Swollen salivary glands
  • Rashes [3]

a woman struggling with dry eye disease at a desk

Because of the lack of tears being produced, people might notice Dry Eye symptoms such as:

  • Itchy eyes
  • Burning eyes
  • Aching eyes
  • Eyes feel heavy
  • Eyes feel sore
  • Eyes feel gritty or sandy
  • Eyes are red
  • Eyes are blurry
  • Feeling fatigued

For more symptoms of dry eyes, visit our web page: Symptoms of Dry Eye

How do you treat dry eyes and Sjögren’s syndrome?

There is no cure for Sjögren’s syndrome, but there are treatments that can help alleviate symptoms.[3] Follow these steps:

 

Stay hydrated

woman with dry eye drinking a glass of water

Adding more water to your body is a great way to combat dry eyes. Experts recommend drinking eight to 10 glasses of water a day to keep your body completely hydrated.[7] To help you do this, buy a labelled water bottle or keep a note of how much water you are drinking per day.

Avoid alcohol

a cold beer

Drinking alcohol is bad for dry eyes and Sjögren’s syndrome as it can dehydrate your body. As both conditions already do this, symptoms are intensified. Click here for more information: Is Drinking Alcohol Bad For Your Eyes?

Eat well

fresh berries

What you eat can affect your eyes and health in general. You can support yourself by adding vitamins and minerals into your diet, such as Vitamin A, E and C.[8] Read more about eye health: 6 Vitamins for Dry Eyes

Consider moisture chamber goggles

man wearing moisture chamber goggles

Did you know wearing glasses can reduce tear evaporation by up to 30%? This can be maximised by wearing moisture chamber goggles.[2] These can be worn in the day, but it’s also a good idea to sleep in them. Find out more here: 10 Tips to Ease Dry Eye at Night

Use eye drops

a woman with dry eyes using eye drops

Lubricating your eyes is one of the best ways to treat dry eyes and Sjögren’s syndrome. To find out whether you should opt for eye drops or eye gel for dry eyes, read this useful resource: Eye Drops vs Eye Gel for the Treatment of Dry Eyes

 

For more information about conditions related to dry eyes, visit our blog: 6 Conditions that Cause Dry Eye.

 

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

VisuXL Gel® is a preservative-free smart gel lubricant for dry eye syndrome. It provides comfort in a bottle with it’s long-lasting lubrication properties giving 12-hour dosing with just one drop and is suitable for both day and night use.

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.

VisuEvo® is a preservative-free eye drop that prevents excessive evaporation of the tear film. Its unique formula contains omega-3 essential fatty acids, Vitamins A and D and ultra-filtered phospholipids that facilitate tear film presentation and control evaporation.

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

Shop now

 

References

  1. Akpek EK, Bunya VY, Saldanha IJ. ‘Sjögren’s Syndrome: More Than Just Dry Eye’, Cornea, National Library of Medicine, 2019 May;38(5):658-661. Accessed July 2023.
  2. NHS Inform, ‘Sjogren’s syndrome’, 23/02/2023. Accessed July 2023.
  3. NHS, ‘Sjögren’s syndrome’, 21/04/2020. Accessed July 2023.
  4. Women’s Health Research Institute, ‘Sjogren’s Syndrome More Common in Women’. Accessed July 2023.
  5. Arthritis Foundation, ‘Sjögren’s syndrome’. Accessed July 2023.
  6. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, ‘Sjögren’s Syndrome’, 01/2021. Accessed July 2023.
  7. Complete Eye Care, ‘How Does Hydration Affect My Eyes?’. Accessed July 2023.
  8. Meixner, M. ‘The 9 Most Important Vitamins for Eye Health’, 16/02/2023. Accessed July 2023.
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Blepharitis and Dry Eye

Did you know that approximately one in ten patients with Dry Eye Disease also have Sjögren’s syndrome?[1] If you have both conditions, we’re here to support you. In this blog, we’ll be exploring the relationship between the two conditions and how you can treat them.

What is Sjögren’s syndrome?

Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune condition, meaning that instead of protecting the body from abnormal cells, the immune system starts attacking healthy cells and tissue.[2] In this case, it affects the parts of the body that create fluids, like tears and saliva.[3] The condition can occur on its own or with other diseases linked to the immune system, like rheumatoid arthritis, which can cause dry eyes.[4] For more information on this condition, visit our blog: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Dry Eye

couple laughing together

How are Sjögren’s syndrome and Dry Eye Disease linked?

Sjögren’s syndrome usually appears in people aged 40-60.[3] As with Dry Eye Syndrome, it is much more common in women than men, with women nine times more likely to have Sjögren’s syndrome.[3][4] While there isn’t yet a definitive answer as to why Sjögren’s syndrome affects women more than men, researchers believe it could be linked to the hormone estrogen. Estrogen levels drop after menopause, which aligns with the ages that Sjögren’s syndrome appears.[5] To find out more about dry eyes and menopause, visit our blog: 5 Things You Need to Know About Menopause and Dry Eye

Overall, Sjögren’s syndrome and Dry Eye Disease are linked because of the immune system’s attack on tear glands. It limits the production of tears that would usually add moisture to your eyes, resulting in dry eyes.[6] Read on to find out more about the symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome and dry eyes.

 

a dry eye

What are the symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome and dry eyes?

There are a whole host of Sjögren’s syndrome symptoms to look out for! These include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry skin
  • Tiredness
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Swollen salivary glands
  • Rashes [3]

a woman struggling with dry eye disease at a desk

Because of the lack of tears being produced, people might notice Dry Eye symptoms such as:

  • Itchy eyes
  • Burning eyes
  • Aching eyes
  • Eyes feel heavy
  • Eyes feel sore
  • Eyes feel gritty or sandy
  • Eyes are red
  • Eyes are blurry
  • Feeling fatigued

For more symptoms of dry eyes, visit our web page: Symptoms of Dry Eye

How do you treat dry eyes and Sjögren’s syndrome?

There is no cure for Sjögren’s syndrome, but there are treatments that can help alleviate symptoms.[3] Follow these steps:

 

Stay hydrated

woman with dry eye drinking a glass of water

Adding more water to your body is a great way to combat dry eyes. Experts recommend drinking eight to 10 glasses of water a day to keep your body completely hydrated.[7] To help you do this, buy a labelled water bottle or keep a note of how much water you are drinking per day.

Avoid alcohol

a cold beer

Drinking alcohol is bad for dry eyes and Sjögren’s syndrome as it can dehydrate your body. As both conditions already do this, symptoms are intensified. Click here for more information: Is Drinking Alcohol Bad For Your Eyes?

Eat well

fresh berries

What you eat can affect your eyes and health in general. You can support yourself by adding vitamins and minerals into your diet, such as Vitamin A, E and C.[8] Read more about eye health: 6 Vitamins for Dry Eyes

Consider moisture chamber goggles

man wearing moisture chamber goggles

Did you know wearing glasses can reduce tear evaporation by up to 30%? This can be maximised by wearing moisture chamber goggles.[2] These can be worn in the day, but it’s also a good idea to sleep in them. Find out more here: 10 Tips to Ease Dry Eye at Night

Use eye drops

a woman with dry eyes using eye drops

Lubricating your eyes is one of the best ways to treat dry eyes and Sjögren’s syndrome. To find out whether you should opt for eye drops or eye gel for dry eyes, read this useful resource: Eye Drops vs Eye Gel for the Treatment of Dry Eyes

 

For more information about conditions related to dry eyes, visit our blog: 6 Conditions that Cause Dry Eye.

 

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

VisuXL Gel® is a preservative-free smart gel lubricant for dry eye syndrome. It provides comfort in a bottle with it’s long-lasting lubrication properties giving 12-hour dosing with just one drop and is suitable for both day and night use.

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.

VisuEvo® is a preservative-free eye drop that prevents excessive evaporation of the tear film. Its unique formula contains omega-3 essential fatty acids, Vitamins A and D and ultra-filtered phospholipids that facilitate tear film presentation and control evaporation.

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

Shop now

 

References

  1. Akpek EK, Bunya VY, Saldanha IJ. ‘Sjögren’s Syndrome: More Than Just Dry Eye’, Cornea, National Library of Medicine, 2019 May;38(5):658-661. Accessed July 2023.
  2. NHS Inform, ‘Sjogren’s syndrome’, 23/02/2023. Accessed July 2023.
  3. NHS, ‘Sjögren’s syndrome’, 21/04/2020. Accessed July 2023.
  4. Women’s Health Research Institute, ‘Sjogren’s Syndrome More Common in Women’. Accessed July 2023.
  5. Arthritis Foundation, ‘Sjögren’s syndrome’. Accessed July 2023.
  6. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, ‘Sjögren’s Syndrome’, 01/2021. Accessed July 2023.
  7. Complete Eye Care, ‘How Does Hydration Affect My Eyes?’. Accessed July 2023.
  8. Meixner, M. ‘The 9 Most Important Vitamins for Eye Health’, 16/02/2023. Accessed July 2023.
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3-Step Treatment Plan for Dry Eyes

A three-step treatment plan is one of the most effective ways to treat dry eyes. By following these three simple steps, you could reduce your symptoms significantly.

 

Woman with Eye Mask

Step 1: Use a warm compress

Begin by using a heated compress, such as MeiboPatch®, over your eyes. Lay this over your upper face so that it covers the bridge of your nose, upper and lower eyelids.

You should keep this mask on for seven to 10 minutes, during which time it will gently release warmth which can fluidise secretions that may have blocked the meibomian glands.

After you remove the mask, you should give your dry eyes a gentle eyelid massage to help release the oils from the glands.

Always keep your eyes closed when using a warm compress, and we recommend buying a new MeiboPatch® every 1-2 months, to make sure hygiene measures are followed.[1]

To find out more about our MeiboPatch®, click here: MeiboPatch®

 

Woman Wiping Eye

Step 2: Wipe your dry eyes

Cleanse and wipe away the melted oil from your meibomian glands, as well as any built-up debris. You should do this with a cleanser like Naviblef®.

Close your dry eyes and massage your eyelids and eyelashes with the foam, then leave it there for around 60-80 seconds. Then, rinse your eyelashes and eyelids with warm water.

Discover more about Naviblef® here: Naviblef® [2]

 

Eye with Eye Drops

Step 3: Lubricate your dry eyes

Use an effective lubricant like any drop from our VISUfamily range. Depending on your condition, you need to choose an eye drop that will work for you and ease your symptoms.

Find out more about what eye drop for dry eyes would be best for you here: Eye Drops vs Eye Gel For The Treatment of Dry Eyes

 

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

VisuXL Gel® is a preservative-free smart gel lubricant for dry eye syndrome. It provides comfort in a bottle with it’s long-lasting lubrication properties giving 12-hour dosing with just one drop and is suitable for both day and night use.

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.

VisuEvo® is a preservative-free eye drop that prevents excessive evaporation of the tear film. Its unique formula contains omega-3 essential fatty acids, Vitamins A and D and ultra-filtered phospholipids that facilitate tear film presentation and control evaporation.

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

Shop now

References

  1. MeiboPatch® Instructions for Use (IFU). Accessed February 2023.
  2. Naviblef® Instructions for Use (IFU). Accessed February 2023.
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