Proactively the best things one can do to avoid dry eye is to blink more! Blinking is not something we are consciously aware of majority of the time, but much less so on our screens. I tell patients that work on computers all day that if you have to put a sticky note on your monitor that says blink, then do it. It is never a bad idea for people to do a daily lid scrub and hot compresses/massage to the lids to prevent MGD and blepharitis issues in the first place as well. It is crucial that contact lens wearers properly wear, care for and replace their contact lenses as well since dry eye is a larger issue in the contact lens wearer population. Proper nutrition and water intake is something people can practice everyday to help not only the nutrition to the eyes and preventative care for dry eye, but also their overall systemic health as well. Last but not least would be annual eye exams for your eye care provider to properly examine the ocular health and give proper tips and/or medication to improve dry eye signs and symptoms.
Nov 19, 2021