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Hot Compresses - The “flossing” of the eye

A common misconception in those with dry eyes is that you only need to perform hot compresses until your eyes are no longer feel dry, however this is not true. Similar to flossing, after hot compresses have been recommended by your eye care professional they need to be performed daily whether you have symptoms of dry eye or not! But why? There are several mechanisms that contribute to dry eye but the most common is called “Evaporative dry eye”. This means that we don’t have enough oil in our tears. The solution? Daily hot compresses! The heat on the eye helps to keep the oil flowing within glands in our eyelids, and if not done enough the oils can become thick causing gland blockage.
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Hot Compresses - The “flossing” of the eye

A common misconception in those with dry eyes is that you only need to perform hot compresses until your eyes are no longer feel dry, however this is not true. Similar to flossing, after hot compresses have been recommended by your eye care professional they need to be performed daily whether you have symptoms of dry eye or not! But why? There are several mechanisms that contribute to dry eye but the most common is called “Evaporative dry eye”. This means that we don’t have enough oil in our tears. The solution? Daily hot compresses! The heat on the eye helps to keep the oil flowing within glands in our eyelids, and if not done enough the oils can become thick causing gland blockage.
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Hot Compresses - The “flossing” of the eye

A common misconception in those with dry eyes is that you only need to perform hot compresses until your eyes are no longer feel dry, however this is not true. Similar to flossing, after hot compresses have been recommended by your eye care professional they need to be performed daily whether you have symptoms of dry eye or not! But why? There are several mechanisms that contribute to dry eye but the most common is called “Evaporative dry eye”. This means that we don’t have enough oil in our tears. The solution? Daily hot compresses! The heat on the eye helps to keep the oil flowing within glands in our eyelids, and if not done enough the oils can become thick causing gland blockage.
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Food For Dry Eyes

Do you suffer from dry eyes? An easy way to ease this unpleasant sensation can start with your diet! Vitamin A and omega 3’s are two important components to the formation of healthy tears. Leafy green vegetables have a high content of both vitamin A and omega 3’s. Not a fan of leafy greens? You can also obtain these vitamins separately with fish being an excellent source of omega 3’s and other orange foods such as carrots, apricots, sweet potato, and cantaloupe containing high amounts of Vitamin A. Plus another added benefit of eating foods with vitamin A is preventing night blindness!
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Food For Dry Eyes

Do you suffer from dry eyes? An easy way to ease this unpleasant sensation can start with your diet! Vitamin A and omega 3’s are two important components to the formation of healthy tears. Leafy green vegetables have a high content of both vitamin A and omega 3’s. Not a fan of leafy greens? You can also obtain these vitamins separately with fish being an excellent source of omega 3’s and other orange foods such as carrots, apricots, sweet potato, and cantaloupe containing high amounts of Vitamin A. Plus another added benefit of eating foods with vitamin A is preventing night blindness!
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Food For Dry Eyes

Do you suffer from dry eyes? An easy way to ease this unpleasant sensation can start with your diet! Vitamin A and omega 3’s are two important components to the formation of healthy tears. Leafy green vegetables have a high content of both vitamin A and omega 3’s. Not a fan of leafy greens? You can also obtain these vitamins separately with fish being an excellent source of omega 3’s and other orange foods such as carrots, apricots, sweet potato, and cantaloupe containing high amounts of Vitamin A. Plus another added benefit of eating foods with vitamin A is preventing night blindness!
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How smoking can harm your vision

Smoking is not only bad for your lungs but it impacts your eyes as well. But how does this work? Smoking causes a disorganization of the photoreceptors - the cells that detect light at the back of your eye. This can lead to several different diseases in the retina including macular degeneration - the number one cause of irreversible blindness in North America. Smoking can also lead to cataracts earlier in life, and this is directly related to how much you smoke. The more you smoke the more likely you are to get cataracts! Finally smoking also causes inflammation on the surface of the eye causing dry eye as well as conjunctivitis
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How smoking can harm your vision

Smoking is not only bad for your lungs but it impacts your eyes as well. But how does this work? Smoking causes a disorganization of the photoreceptors - the cells that detect light at the back of your eye. This can lead to several different diseases in the retina including macular degeneration - the number one cause of irreversible blindness in North America. Smoking can also lead to cataracts earlier in life, and this is directly related to how much you smoke. The more you smoke the more likely you are to get cataracts! Finally smoking also causes inflammation on the surface of the eye causing dry eye as well as conjunctivitis
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How smoking can harm your vision

Smoking is not only bad for your lungs but it impacts your eyes as well. But how does this work? Smoking causes a disorganization of the photoreceptors - the cells that detect light at the back of your eye. This can lead to several different diseases in the retina including macular degeneration - the number one cause of irreversible blindness in North America. Smoking can also lead to cataracts earlier in life, and this is directly related to how much you smoke. The more you smoke the more likely you are to get cataracts! Finally smoking also causes inflammation on the surface of the eye causing dry eye as well as conjunctivitis
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How smoking can harm your vision

Smoking is not only bad for your lungs but it impacts your eyes as well. But how does this work? Smoking causes a disorganization of the photoreceptors - the cells that detect light at the back of your eye. This can lead to several different diseases in the retina including macular degeneration - the number one cause of irreversible blindness in North America. Smoking can also lead to cataracts earlier in life, and this is directly related to how much you smoke. The more you smoke the more likely you are to get cataracts! Finally smoking also causes inflammation on the surface of the eye causing dry eye as well as conjunctivitis.
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