Dry eye syndrome

Had a 5k club run this morning, wet & windy, so got a good soaking haha, what made it worse was that the wind triggered off a stinging attack in my eyes and makes them water, as I suffer with dry eye syndrome, so my vision was slightly impaired, and couldn't spot all the big muddy puddles, so plopped through some of them Ha ha, made a nice mess of my shoes!

This problem can be a real PITB, sometimes happens when I'm driving so have to pullover until it passes, which is usually about 5-10 mins.

What I think made it worse was that I'd removed my glasses due to the rain, so had less protection from wind.

Does anyone else get this? Seems it's an age related PITB problem..๐Ÿ˜•

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  • Ouch, that sounds horrible. My dad used to suffer with that and used 'artificial tears' to cope. They're eye drops called Hypomellose (I think). My daughter wears contact lenses and occasionally uses an Optrex spray that you just spray onto your eyelashes to relieve the discomfort of dry/itchy eyes if she's been somewhere dusty or there's a high pollen count. Hope one of these provides a solution for you :)

  • Have you tried moisture daily contact lenses, I find they are good for around 8 hours

  • I use hypromellose drops, which does help, but can't get on with contacts now, they just add to the problem that are already sandpaper eye's.

    Thanks anyway...

  • I get dry eyes a lot and use artificial tears which you can get from the doctor or pharmacy. The very expensive sprays aren't any help for me - just the plain drops do the trick. You can out a warm eye pad over your eyes (if you aren't driving) and lie still like that for a short while which encourages your own tears.

  • Thanks Stella, yes the drops help, I need to use them more often, but forget..

    I sometimes use a warm flannel on the closed lids and gently massage, find also helps..

  • Hi not sure if this helps but I suffer from Meibomian gland dysfunction- I'm only 28. When it flares up my eyes water constantly and it looks like I'm crying! The optician told me to put a hot compress on my eyes for 10 minutes and the dilute 1 part baby shampoo with 9 parts warm water and use a cotton bud to sweep the solution across the upper and lower lids. He said do that twice a day for 5 days and don't wear lenses. That seems to sort it when it flares up and to prevent it you should do the same treatment once a week every week. Maybe that could help? I know how annoying it is!!

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