Dry eye syndrome is a very common condition. It is characterized by burning, teary, gritty eye that feel like there’s sand in them. It is even more common now with computer use, which has been proven to reduce blink rate significantly.

Remedies such as gels, drops and tablets are readily available, but did you know your diet can help improve the condition? Essential fatty acid nutrients are responsible for producing both the watery and the oily aqueous layers of the tear film. The best food sources of essential fatty acids are fish oil and cold-water fish, such as salmon, sardines and tuna. Other good sources include flax seed oil and flax seed, which can be ground in a coffee grinder and sprinkled on cereals and grains or in fruit juice.

Drinking more water can also help improve the symptoms of dry eyes.

 

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