So, what is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Better understanding for better treatment

Dry eye is a disease of the tears and the surface of the eye that causes symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance, and tear film instability with potential damage to the ocular surface.

In recent years, the cases of dry eye have sharply increased, in the face of the deterioration of our living conditions (pollution, air conditioning, etc.). Today, nearly a third of the adult population is affected.

There are 2 types:

• dry eye due to lipid insufficiency (80% of cases);
• dry eye due to lacrimal insufficiency.

Our tips to relieve your dry eyes

There are some simple changes in your daily life that can help relieve the Dry Eye Syndrome

  • Hydrate yourself!
  • Take regular breaks when reading or watching a screen.
  • Get an air humidifier
  • Thoroughly cleanse your eyelids once or twice a day.
  • Eat a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Avoid cigarettes and smoky places.
  • Avoid being in front of a fan

Healthy use of screen

Discover our tips to reduce the fatigue of your eyes.

Contact lenses: Reasons to stop using them

Contact lens wearers often experience discomfort during the day, which can lead to neccesity of removing them.

That could be a symptome of discomfort and dryness, which can even cause losing the lenses by the end of the day …
It is important to identify the source of the problem in order to ensure maximum comfort while wearing lended

Is eyelid hygiene essential?

Eyelid hygiene, in addition to removing impurities, helps unclog the meibomian glands; therefore relieving dry eyes.

The eyelids play an important role as they ensure protection of the eyeball and good distribution of the tear film on the ocular surface thanks to the blinking of the eyes. They also play a role in the expressiveness of the eyes and the face. They absolutely must be taken care of!
Strict eyelid hygiene is recommended for everyone (people with sensitive eyes, contact lens wearers, etc.) but it is essential in case of dry eyes, chalazion, stye or conjunctivitis to avoid any complications.

This content may contain a specific vocabulary, explained in our ophthalmological vocabulary.

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