Are Your Dry Eyes Worse in Summer? Here’s How to Help!

Are Your Dry Eyes Worse in Summer?
Here’s How to Help!

Dry eye is an extremely common condition that occurs as a result of inadequate eye lubrication. This dryness may be due to deficient or abnormal tear quality and/or quantity and can be aggravated by factors like disease, hormonal change, and certain medications.

While dry eye is commonly associated with the frigid winter months, the condition can worsen during the summer for reasons like the following:

Left untreated, chronic dry eye can damage your cornea, so you should always have your symptoms checked and treated by a vision care professional. However, there are some steps you can take to reduce their severity so you can better enjoy the summer.

Managing Your Dry Eye Symptoms in Warm Weather

The strategies below can help you prevent dry eye from putting a damper on your vacation (or staycation).

Adjusting your diet can also help. Fish like salmon and sardines are rich in the omega-3 fatty acids that supply healthy oils to your system while cucumbers, watermelon, and other water-packed foods can keep you hydrated, making it easier to produce moisture.

Relief is in Sight at Uptown Eye Specialists

At Uptown Eye Specialists, we offer comfort and relief to dry eye patients at our dedicated Dry Eye Clinic. Treatments range from artificial tear solutions for milder cases to our signature DEL (dry eye laser) and platelet rich plasma (which is derived from your own blood) for moderate to severe cases. Many of our ophthalmologists have a special interest in dry eye therapies, so you will always benefit from the leading-edge diagnostic and treatment technologies. To learn more about our dry eye solutions, please call (416) 292-0330.

Please reschedule your appointment if within the last 14 days you or a household member has travelled outside of Canada, have experienced flu-like symptoms, been in contact with a suspected, probable or confirmed case of COVID-19, been diagnosed with COVID-19 or waiting for a lab test for COVID-19.
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