Why do dry eyes cause blurry vision?
When the eyes become dry, most often the very first noticeable sign is blurry vision. This occurs because the tears are unable to adequately coat the surface of the eye, resulting in a rougher surface that disrupts visual comfort and clarity.
How to treat dry eyes
When seeking treatment for dry eyes, it is important to consider two distinct options; prevention and treatment.
You can reduce the likelihood of developing dry eyes through a few simple techniques.
Avoid wind blowing in your eyes.
Air-con, fans, heaters can all direct a stream of drying air to your eyes. Wrap-around glasses and sunglasses can help.
Check if you need specific glasses when using your digital devices, this may help to prevent dry eyes that result from staring to try and overcome a simple eye correction.
Take a break
Regular breaks when working with computers or other demanding tasks, gives your eyes the chance to rest for a few minutes.
If you’re already suffering from dry eyes there are treatment options that will give you much-needed relief.
Artificial tears that can prescribed (as eye drops) by your optometrist.
Treating Meibomian Glands that are at the base of the eyelashes. These glands release oils that are critical to stop your tears evaporating. If they are blocked the oil can’t be released.
Your optometrist will tailor a treatment plan that may include the use of intense pulsed light treatments to stimulate the glands and provide relief. You may also be treated by Rexon technology that delivers long-term relief to dry eye sufferers. Rexon is non-invasive technology that only needs a few sessions to deliver results, users generally see benefits straight after the first treatment.