What is Digital Dry Eye and What Can You Do to Prevent It?

According to a survey conducted by the Vision Council, 70% of U.S. adults have experienced symptoms of Digital Dry Eye at some point in their lives with 60% having symptoms daily. Unfortunately, the problem is only getting worse. What used to be a condition predominantly seen in adults working desk jobs is now also affecting a much younger demographic due to advancing technology. Every year more than 10 million patients visit eye doctors with complaints related to Digital Dry Eye.

So, what is Digital Dry Eye?

DryEye-500pxDigital Dry Eye (or DDE) is the temporary discomfort felt after two or more hours of electronic device use. Devices include computer screens, phones, tablets and tv’s. It is known by other names as well; Digital Eye Strain, Computer Vision Syndrome; but it all amounts to essentially the same thing. Too much screen time. Blinking helps the eye stay lubricated by spreading moisture over the entire surface area every 4-6 seconds. Staring at any kind of technology too long can lead to not blinking as frequently as needed, sometimes as little as every 13-15 seconds, producing uncomfortable dry eye symptoms. Continue reading What is Digital Dry Eye and What Can You Do to Prevent It?

Are You Suffering From Dry Eye?

If your eyes ever sting, scratch or feel like there’s a piece of stand stuck in them, you may be suffering from dry eyes, one of the most frequent vision problems seen by Eye Doctors. In fact, it’s estimated that over 20 million U.S. adults experience symptoms of dry eye.

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Dry eyes naturally occur with age but can also impact people who wear contact lenses, have allergies, undergo LASIK surgery, live in dry climates or spend long hours in front of the computer screen.

Treatments for dry eyes typically focus on increasing tear production, adding artificial tears or conserving tears.  Some people find relief by blinking more frequently, staying hydrated and eating a well-balanced diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.

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EyeRelief For Dry Eyes

How is EyeRelief different from other Omega-3 Products?

EyeRelief contains Omega-3 fatty acids, Flaxseed oil, Borage oil and Turmeric root. These 4 key ingredients have all shown to have anti-inflammatory properties making EyeRelief an excellent choice to relieve your dry eye symptoms.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids are vital players in eye health. First, Omega-3’s help to inhibit the inflammation that results in dry eye. These fatty acids allow your body to contain inflammation thus averting the occurrence of dry eye. Omega-3 fatty acids also help the glands in your eyes make the healthy oil that coats your tear film and helps reduce evaporation. This healthy oil supports healthy tear function. 

Flax Seed Oil: Flax seeds are rich in essential fatty acids, particularly the beneficial type known as Omega-3. These fatty acids work throughout the body to protect cell membranes. A recent study has found that flaxseed oil may be as effective as a commonly used dry eye medication (doxycycline) for the treatment of dry eye. Continue reading EyeRelief For Dry Eyes