6 Effective Dry-Eye Treatment Options
Got that burning, stinging, sandy feeling? Stop seeing red with these doctor-recommended remedies.
Best for: Everyday burning or stinging brought on by too much computer use, say, or a late night.
How they work: Made of ingredients such as glycerin and natural oils, these over-the-counter drops can temporarily restore moisture to the eyes, says ophthalmologist Robert Latkany, the director of the Dry Eye Clinic at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, in New York City.
How to use them: Put a drop or two in each eye when you feel discomfort. However, if you need to use them more often than four times a day, see your eye doctor. He may suggest that you switch to preservative-free drops, which are better for more frequent use. If you’re a contact-lens wearer, look for drops labeled “re-wetting drops.” That means they’re safe for contacts.