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Posted By Neha Yadav
Published Nov 21, 2022

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How To Prevent Dry Eyes

According to American Optometric Association (AOA), dry eye occurs when a person doesn't have an adequate amount of tears to lubricate and nourish the eye

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Here are some ways to prevent and manage dry eyes

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Take breaks from the computer

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Staring at the screen for a long time at a close distance will strain your eyes and result in dry eyes

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The American Academy of Opthalmology (AAO) recommends spending at least 20 seconds looking at something 20 feet away while you work on your computer

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Use a humidifier

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Dr Sanjay Dhawan at Fortis Hospital in an interview with HT said that dry and cold winds of the winter season may also lead to dry eyes

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In an interview with HT, Dr Sameer Kaushal at Artemis Hospital said that in areas with indoor heating, use a moisture humidifier to create a balance

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Stay hydrated

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Dr Sudipto Pakrasi at Medanta-The Medicity in an interview with HT, suggested drinking an adequate amount of water every day to stay hydrated

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Apply a warm compress

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AAO suggests to apply a moist, warm compress to your eyes as it can help your eyelids relax and increase tear production

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Ophthalmologist John Hovanesian in an interview with Everyday Health said that using a warm compress stimulates natural tear production

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Omega-3 fatty acid

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Add Omega-3 fatty acids to your diet to get relief from dry and itchy eyes. Fish, flax seeds, chia seeds, and walnuts are good sources of Omega-3

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If you feel that your symptoms of dryness and irritation are increasing, make sure to consult your physician and take the necessary steps

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