When we get older, it’s inevitable that things will start to feel like they’re falling apart and deteriorating. Some of us can get away with the more obvious issues, but one that most seem to have trouble with is our eyes. Even from a young age, the majority of over 60s have had issues with their sight. One particular issue that seems to rear its ugly head when we age is dry eyes.
Our eyes become more and more sensitive to the wind and light, as our bodies get more dry. Changes in our diet and medications can also contribute to the pain and discomfort we can feel.
Here’s what else can dry out our eyes in our 60s and beyond:
So how do we prevent dry eyes? There are a few things you can do to prevent severe symptoms:
If you already have dry eyes and feel like you’ve tried everything, there are things you can do:
Your optometrist can help you if you have concerns about your dry eyes. Here are some questions to ask at your next appointment:
Do you have dry eyes? What do you do to make them feel less irritated? Share your tips and experience in the comments.