By Taylor Shockley, doctor’s assistant and scribe
It’s a known fact that Memphis weather, especially in the fall and spring, tends to aggravate people’s allergies. During these two seasons, we see an increased amount of patients who are suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome, and they don’t even realize it.
According to DryEye.org, 1 out of 5 Americans suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome. The thing I hear again and again recommended for patients is artificial tears, also known as lubricant eye drops. Artificial tears help relieve dry eye symptoms such as redness, grittiness, and pain. I have tried a few different brands myself to see what the fuss is all about.
Personally, I have terrible allergies and often get dry eyes as a result of allergy medication or, even worse, watery eyes that ruin my eye makeup.
Since working at Eclectic Eye, I’ve learned that brands that promise to get rid of redness can actually make your eyes drier and be damaging to your eyes.
Recently, I’ve been experimenting with different lubricant eye drops and wanted to share my favorites with you. Since day one of using these drops, I’ve experienced a huge improvement in my dry eyes and redness.
In summary, using these drops has really helped provide relief during this allergy season. I’ve been using these brands of artificial tears for about six weeks and my eyes feel amazing.
If you’re experiencing persistent dry eye symptoms after trying artificial tears, schedule an eye exam at Eclectic Eye today.