When your dry eyes are quite serious, they can even interfere with quality of life. The treatment will depend on what's causing your dry eyes. If you are often in the environment such as wind, heat,dust, air conditioning, you should wear sunglasses, and use a humidifier to moisten the surrounding air. If a medication is causing your dry eyes, your doctor may recommend a different medication that doesn't cause that side effect. If it is caused by contacts, you should stop wearing them or change for a special contact lens.
Dry eye is a chronic eye disease, it needs long-term treatment.
First, you should not use computers for a long time, and less contact with air-conditioning and dust environment.
Second, you can wear silicone goggles or lunettes, which can temporarily or permanently close dacryon.
Third, you can take some drugs to promote tear secretion.
Forth, if necessary, you can take surgery treatment.
In addition, you should pay attention to eye health in your daily life.
In general, the dry eye is caused if the eye couldn't produce enough tears. And there are many reasons to cause the dry eyes, such as aging, environmental factors, hormonal changes.
Firstly, a careful eye exam is necessary for defining the factor that causes the dry eye. After that, there are some options are used for treating it. One common way is using the artificial tear drop to rewet the dry eyes. And wearing glasses under sun as well as goggles when swimming, and try to keep enough humid, usually 30 to 50 percent at the place where you stay. Additionally, you had better not rub your eyes. And stop to smoking if you used to do that.
For me what has helped is living on milk for eight years. I find when I eat solid food my eyes hurt. But when I live on cow milk, mostly nonfat, my eyes feel okay. So basically I live 90 or 100% on cow milk, mostly nonfat. For six years living on cow milk was sufficient to deal with my eye pain. Then about two years ago I found I was tired and I couldn't shake it. So I added going to daily Catholic Mass. And that has been sufficient, the combination of going to Mass and living on cow milk is enough to keep me reasonably healthy and my eyes feeling okay without drops. I can't exactly recommend living on milk because it hasn't been proven to be a safe diet by medical authorities. But it has worked wonderfully for me, and I don't think my body works too differently than other people's.