It’s one of earth’s truths that outdoor temperatures lag the position of the sun by about two months. So although the days start shortening on June 22nd, it’s not until late August that the temperatures begin to cool. And with cooler temperatures come drier air, because cold air holds less moisture.
My dry eye patients begin to complain about symptoms in September when the weather changes, more so than the middle of winter when the air is actually most dry.
So I’ll share with you exactly what I tell them. Use preservative-free tears (without added chemicals) for short-term relief or for occasional symptoms. Add one of our patented dry eye supplements if tears once or twice daily are not enough: VisiVite Quench for mild to moderate dry eye, VisiVite Dry Eye Relief when you want the full measure of dry eye care. And finally, especially if you have red, irritated eyelids, add a heat compress for a few minutes each day to help with the eyelid’s meibomian gland secretions.
The VisiVite Dry Eye Catalog has all of these helpful dry eye remedies.
Paul Krawitz, M.D., President and C.E.O.