Zoom calls.  More time on screens. Maybe working longer hours? Yes – all familiar issues we are hearing about across Devon. Most times, dry eyes are the cause and we are the experts at fixing this for you!

 

Why dry eye is on the rise

For the reasons explained above – plus wearing face masks and covering – people are noticing some subtle changes that is causing irritation and discomfort.  This is because when staring at a screen, we blink less, and the eyes are not as lubricated as they should be. A face mask can also cause a bit of irritation, because air flow is affected. You can read more here for some top tips. In addition, excessive time on our devices can cause eye strains because the muscles are fixed in one static place for a long period of time.

 

What’s the remedy?

Some little tweaks to your day-to-day life may suffice. Regular breaks from the screens will give eyes a well-needed rest, but sometimes extra help is required with eye drops. Our opticians can access your eye health to check that nothing more serious is the cause and prescribe you with eye drops to provide relief. We also recommend that any sudden changes in your eye health – from discomfort to vision changes – are looked at straightaway.

 

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