Q&A with Dr. Snider
Dr. Snider Answers Your Questions about Dry Eyes
Q: Do you have any recommendations for people to help them avoid Dry Eye issues?
Make sure you are aware of blinking regularly especially with prolonged computer use. Avoid dusty and windy environments. Consider taking Essential Fatty Acid (Omega 3 Fatty Acids) daily. Eating fish such as sardines, anchovy, and salmon at least three times a week, will help with the intake of fish oil naturally. If you do not like fish, you can take Fish oil supplements. Avoid getting dehydrated by drinking water daily. If you are a contact lens wearer, adhere to timely contact lens replacement and using a proper solution and care. As a contact lens wearer, make sure you have an updated glasses as a back up pair and use it at the end of your day for few hours each night before going to bed and do not sleep in your contact lenses.