Why You Are Probably Suffering From Dry Eyes and What You Can Do About It


Dry eyes are not just a nuisance, they can be painful and lead to serious sight problems. If you spend a lot of time at the computer or in front of the TV, you may be suffering from dry eyes. But there are many other causes of dry eyes and there are things you can do about it.

The feeling of dry, scratchy eyes could be the result of spending too much time indoors.

If you spend too much time indoors, you are more likely to have dry eyes. One of the best ways to avoid this is to make sure that you get some fresh air every day. You can also buy a humidifier in your home and use it while sleeping or watching television. You can also try using an eye drop solution that has been specifically designed for people with dry eyes.

If your eyes feel scratchy, make sure that you blink as often as possible throughout the day while keeping them closed tightly for 10 seconds at a time (this will help lubricate them). It’s also important not to rub your eyes because this could cause irritation or even injury if done too vigorously!

You could be looking at screens wrong.

Did you know that most people who look at computer screens are doing it wrong? That’s right, there is a right way to look at a screen and an easy way to make sure you are doing it correctly. Here are some tips:

  • Hold your head upright while looking at the screen. Don’t slouch!
  • Keep your eyes focused on the middle of the screen, not too close or too far away from it.
  • Make sure your screen is set at a good angle for viewing (about 45 degrees), so that you don’t have to strain your neck or back to see what’s on it. If you find yourself moving closer or further away from your workstation in order for everything on-screen to be clearly visible without straining or squinting, then this means that something about where you’re sitting needs adjusting before continuing working like this will cause long term damage over time.”

If you are a woman, pregnancy is probably to blame.

Even though dry eyes are more common in women, men can also suffer from it. If you’re a woman who is pregnant and have been diagnosed with dry eyes, this is why:

The hormone progesterone causes dry eyes during pregnancy. Progesterone increases the water content in tears by preventing the lacrimal glands from releasing enough fluids to keep your eyes lubricated. The resulting lack of moisture makes both your eyeballs and eyelids feel scratchy, causing discomfort and pain when you blink or rub them too hard. The good news is that once you give birth and are no longer producing progesterone, your body will return to normal levels within four weeks after delivery – so if you’re suffering from it now, don’t worry about long term effects (though be sure not to delay treatment).

If you are spending too much time outside, or in the desert, this could be your problem.

If you are spending too much time outside, or in the desert, this could be your problem. Sun, wind and dust can all cause dry eyes. And if you’re working outside or living in a dry climate like the desert, wear sunglasses and a hat as well as artificial tears or eye drops when necessary.

You should also take frequent breaks from your work and make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Your eyes may need more moisture if you live in a colder climate.

  • Your eyes may need more moisture if you live in a colder climate.
  • Cold air can dry out your eyes, so if you live somewhere cold (like the Pacific Northwest), or if you’re an avid skier or snowboarder, it’s likely that your eyes are getting less moisture than they need.
  • You can use eye drops to help keep them moisturized, but there are other things you can do as well:
  • Keep a humidifier at home and in your office space. Humidifiers add moisture to the air which helps with dryness in general, but especially for people with dry eye syndrome. A good humidifier will run continuously throughout the night so that when you wake up each morning, the air is already moistened by having been running all night long (or longer).
  • If possible try using one at work as well; this may require some advance planning since sometimes companies have policies about what kind of device is allowed on site — not all employers allow personal electronics like this — but if yours does then it’s worth asking about adding one into your workspace!

In older people, dry eyes can be caused by vision issues.

Also, dry eyes can be a symptom of macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and retinal detachment. The latter two conditions can cause optic nerve damage and affect the eye’s ability to produce tears.

Optic nerve damage is often caused by aging or diabetes; therefore you may want to be tested for these conditions if you are beginning to experience dry eye symptoms.

There are many causes of dry eyes and there are things you can do about it.

There are many causes of dry eyes and there are things you can do about it.

  • You may have a condition called Sjogren’s syndrome, which is characterized by dry eyes and a dry mouth. If you have this condition, your doctor will prescribe medication that helps to increase the amount of tears you produce or reduce the evaporation rate—or both!
  • You may have an allergy that causes inflammation in your eyes when exposed to certain substances. Your doctor will prescribe eye drops containing antihistamines or steroids that decrease the swelling in order to relieve symptoms like burning and itching.
  • Your eyelids may be pressing against your eyeball as they close during sleep; this pressure can irritate any surface tissue nearby, including corneal nerves (the part of our eye responsible for relaying information about light entering through its surface) leading ultimately resulting in decreased moisture levels within our body due to increased evaporation rates occurring thanks largely due to lack of protective cover provided by lids over these parts when asleep (and thus not able). This condition is referred as “dry eye disease” because varying degrees exist between mild cases vs severe ones where symptoms occur frequently throughout day versus just at bedtime only overnight while sleeping peacefully through night hours without needing any help from medications such as artificial tears which might worsen symptoms even more if used frequently enough though only temporarily relieving pain caused by rubbing process needed for applying those drops before coughing them back out again after use.”


So, if you’re suffering from dry eyes, don’t panic. You’re not alone. This is a common problem and there are ways to deal with it. Remember that eye drops can help and there are other things you can try as well. If your eyes are really bothering you or get worse over time, see an eye doctor who will be able to give you more specific advice based on the cause of your dryness—and how severe it is!