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Dry Eye Tips for the Winter

It's common to get dry eye in the winter. The cold air and wind can make the condition or even worse. If you have dry eye, you may need to see the optometrist for an eye exam to get effective treatment recommendations. If you are looking for dry eye treatment in Southfield, Livonia, or Dearborn, MI, the optometry professionals at Michigan Eyecare Institute are ready to assist you.

Dry Air

One of the main causes of dry eye in the winter is the dryness of the air. Air is far drier in the winter, meaning that it holds onto less humidity. This can cause the tear film that coats your eyes to evaporate more quickly, leaving you with less lubricated eyes. To help with this situation, you can get one or more humidifiers to run in your home. This will put more moisture in the air so that your tear film doesn't evaporate as quickly.

Damp Towel

When your eyes are feeling particularly dry, it can help to hold a wet cloth over your closed eyes. This can help to get more moisture into your eyes and to soothe them when they are uncomfortable. Try a wet towel every few hours when your eyes are hurting to prevent your eyes from drying out.

Eye Drops 

There are also eye drops that can help to lubricate your eyes. They can be especially helpful in the winter's dry air. Our optometrist will be able to give you suggestions for the best eye drops for you to use and how often you should use them.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist for Dry Eye Treatment in Southfield, Livonia, and Dearborn, MI

Call Michigan Eyecare Institute today at (248) 352-2808 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.

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