Working long hours in front of a computer without taking regular breaks can sometimes result in computer eye strain. Did you know that this can be easily solved by getting over-the-counter eye drops? Artificial tears, also known as lubricating eye drops are adequate in providing relief for short-term dry eyes, when its cause are temporary conditions like computer eye strain, lethargy, or when you’re outdoors in sunny and windy weather.
The majority of over-the-counter eye drops work by simply supplementing the various tear elements already present in your eyes in order to make them more comfortable and moist. However, be careful to avoid decongestant eye drops when you have dry eyes. Decongestants will indeed make your eye look less red, but they could also potentially aggravate dry eye systems is you use it constantly.
If you have persistent dry eye problems, it’s recommended to use ointments or lubricating gels but if these don’t work, additional dry eye treatments like lacrimal plugs, also known as tear duct plugs can be prescribed by your doctor. Consult your eye doctor as soon as possible if you have a long-running dry eye condition to prevent future complications.