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Ho-ho-ho! It’s not too late to ask Santa for help keeping your eyes cool and comfortable


The festive season is a time for friends and family but don’t let all the fun mean that you forget to follow your eye care professionals’ advice on how to keep your dry eyes feeling cool and comfortable. Here are some simple eye-survival tips.

Don’t wait until your eyes get sore!

As a dry eye sufferer if you do just one thing to combat dry, tired feeling eyes this season the Dry Eye Zone would advise keeping your eyes moist. Use your HydraMed eye drops BEFORE symptoms start. A couple of drops first thing, mid-day, and early evening will go a long way to keeping your peepers not just feeling but looking bright and clear.

Your eyes have an intricate protecting and hydrating solution over their surface called the ‘tear film’. This nourishes and moisturises your eyes but, when dry-spots start to appear the delicate surface of the eye becomes exposed – and you start to experience tired, gritty or sore eyes. By preventing these dry-spots appearing in the first place you will help keep your eyes looking and feeling their best.

Not all make-up is created equally

One of the Dry Eye Zones successful new additions in 2022 was a range of wonderful cosmetics created with dry and sensitive eyes in mind. Èyes Are The Story are a range of opto-cosmetics that avoid the many toxic ingredients which are used widely in make-up and skin care.

Uniquely created for sensitive eyes, contact lens users, and sufferers of dry eyes, these clinically tested formulas are endorsed by leading innovators in the field of vision health. The range consists of eyeliner, mascara, cleansers and a replenishing eye serum. Why not give yourself a little festive treat and make sure your eyes look stunning.

A roaring fire might not be the best thing for your eyes

As colder weather draws in and the central heating gets turned up your eyes might start to feel the strain of these drying environments. As well as regularly using eye drops you can help alleviate matters by making sure you drink plenty of water, experts advise a glass an hour, and use a humidifier in your room.

Smoked salmon not on the menu?

Smoked salmon is a great source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, but you can always top up your dose with Dry Omega softgel capsules and liquid. This concentrated source of omega-3 and -7 combines natural ingredients to improve the body's own inflammatory responses. These natural ingredients are also able to help nourish, bathe, protect and lubricate the eyes, keeping them moist.

Dry Omega blends natural marine and plant oils to make a more stable and effective for longer supplement with no fishy after-taste or side effects.

And relax...

With so much to do try make sure you find a few minutes to unwind and relax. You can do this whilst helping your dry eye condition by sitting back and unwinding with the Eye Doctor Premium Heat Compress. You can use a microwave or oven to achieve the optimum heat profile for symptom relief, just close your eyes for 10 minutes and listen to a favourite podcast or festive tunes. It won’t just be your eyes that feel the benefit.



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