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¿Sequedad ocular? Consejos para evitarla

Dry eyes? Tips to avoid it

At Óptica Fernández Baca we tell you what dry eyes are and what their symptoms are

Dry eye is a tear deficit due to lack of production or excessive evaporation. It affects more than 30% of the population and causes discomfort or visual problems.
This is due to inflammation of the eyelid or lack of lipids that make up the tear. The causes can be very different, from hormonal alterations to environmental factors or the consumption of antihistamine drugs for allergies. High levels of air pollution also affect the eye health of the population.
Excessive itching, watery eyes, visual fatigue or excessive sensitivity to light are some of the main symptoms suffered by a person suffering from dry eyes.
Early detection and regular check-ups are essential to apply adequate treatment and reduce the intensity of symptoms. There are different types of "dry eye" that will be determined according to the diagnostic tests carried out by the specialist.

Recommendations to combat dry eyes

Although it is necessary to go to a specialist when detecting any characteristic symptom of dry eyes, from Fernández Baca opticians we give you some advice to combat or reduce the symptoms of "dry eye":

  • Using artificial tears or eye drops.
  • Avoid air movements such as those generated by fans.
  • Rest your eyes if you read or spend long periods in front of the computer screen.
  • Avoid tobacco smoke.
  • Use a humidifier at home or in the office.

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