advertisement
20 December 2012

Dry summer = dry eyes

0

Has the dry, windy weather left you with eyes that feel scratchy, burning and irritated? Although dry eye syndrome is generally the result of hormonal changes or ageing, exposure to smoking, wind, dust, allergy-causing substances and a dry climate can worsen the symptoms.

Take action:
Try an over-the-counter artificial tear solution to treat symptoms – these drops can be used as often as necessary, as they are just a lubricant and have no side effects; don't use ordinary eye drops for reducing redness as some can cause dry eyes; wear glasses on windy days; avoid smoke; and give your eyes a rest by closing them regularly, or take frequent breaks from reading or working at your computer. 

 
NEXT ON HEALTH24X

More:

StressMobile
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

The debate continues »

Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you

The running vs. walking debate

There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss.

Veganism a crime? »

Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy?

Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food?

After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.