Our diet plays a large role in our eye health, so depending on the root cause of your dry eyes, your optometrist may suggest nutritional supplements.
Some studies have found that a healthy diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids (which can be found in nuts, leafy greens, and fish) can reduce eye inflammation and increase meibum production, providing lasting relief for some forms of dry eye.
A large scale nutritional study completed in 2013 found that consuming vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein, zeaxanthin, and zinc can improve our overall eye health.
Are your eyes dry and irritated? Speak to your optometrist about undergoing a complete dry eye assessment during your next appointment.