Podcast Interview: Dr Plowman on Dry Eye Causes

Listen to the full podcast episode here Follow a transcript of the episode: Paul Sallaway: Welcome to the Dry Eye Treatment Podcast. We interview eyecare industry professionals who have experience in treating dry eye disease. Please remember that the content shade on this podcast is based on personal experiences and opinions. It is not intended […]

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How to improve Dry Eyes at Night: The Story behind Blinkjoy Eye Mask

Do you ever wake up with red, dry or irritated eyes in the morning? Are they painfully dry during the night? Join Justin Mendelson and Dr Leigh Plowman as we discuss the story behind the Blinkjoy Mask. In this interview, Dr Plowman asks Justin about: When you’re ready to try Blinkjoy Mask tap here

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Miebo Eye Drops- What is Miebo?

By Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist (Updated Dec 2023) Here is a full transcript of the Youtube Video above: In this video, we’ll be talking about Miebo®, what is it, who it’s for, and how it helps: My name’s Dr. Leigh Plowman, Optometrist. I’m the founder of the Dry Eye Directory. Today we’ll be talking about […]

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Can You Permanently Cure Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes are like a bad date. They’re uncomfortable, irritating, and hard to get rid of. You might try to mask the problem with eye drops, but they only provide temporary relief. And you can’t ignore them because they affect your vision, mood, and quality of life. This raises the question, is there a way […]


What Causes a Foreign Body Sensation In My Eye?

Do you often feel discomfort in your eye?  Do you experience irritation, itchiness, or dry itchy eyes? Do you have watery or painful eyes? If yes, then you could be experiencing a foreign body sensation. Typically, foreign body sensation originates from the cornea. There are several causes of foreign body sensation. Common causes include: Dry […]


What Are the Best Eye Drops for Dry Eyes?

By Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist- Updated December 2023 Eye drops, also known as artificial tears, are one of the primary treatments for dry eyes. Your eyes may become dry due to various reasons like dry climate, tiredness, excessive use of contact lenses, and insufficient tear production. Eye drops for dry eyes can help lubricate your […]

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How to Improve Gut Health and Dry Eyes

(Affiliate disclosure: This article may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, this channel may receive a commission. This helps to support our channel and efforts to empower people with dry eyes.) Watch this video about how to Improve Gut Health & Dry Eyes (about 39 minutes duration) Read the full transcript here: Dr. […]

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Dry Eye At A Glance

Dry eyes can be an incredibly frustrating experience, one that can range from uncomfortable to downright painful. Dry eyes occur when your eyes don’t make enough tears or when the tears that are produced can’t do their job of coating the surface of your eyes correctly. This condition, unfortunately, affects millions of people in the […]


Tyrvaya vs iTear100 for Dry Eyes

Neurostimulation: How your nose can give relief from Dry Eyes Ever have itchy or watery eyes? If you’ve been using a device, smartphone or staring at a screen, you may have experienced symptoms of dry eyes. You may have felt itchy eyes, watery eyes, tired eyes, red eyes, filmy/smeary vision,  light sensitivity, stingy eyes. You may […]

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Fish Oil For Dry Eyes: Get Natural Relief

Dry eye syndrome is a condition where your natural tears don’t lubricate your eyes adequately. This can result in your eyes feeling uncomfortable and irritated. It is usually chronic, meaning sufferers are affected long-term. There is a whole range of different treatments available for dry eyes, from eye drops to procedures to home therapies. In […]


Ocular Rosacea: What is it and how to find relief

Ocular Rosacea Ocular rosacea is a condition where the eyes become inflamed and irritated. It often occurs in people who have the skin condition rosacea, although this is not always the case. Typical symptoms of rosacea include a red appearance to the skin, pimples and visible blood vessels.  In this article, we’re going to take […]

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Xiidra vs Restasis vs Cequa vs Ikervis- Which is best?

Written and Medically Reviewed by Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist (updated Sept 2022) Do you have dry eyes? Dry eyes often occurs when the normal tear film that covers your eyes is out of balance. This may be because the right ingredients are out of balance. Or because your eyes lack enough moisture. Dry eye disease […]

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Warm Compress for Eyes

Written and Medically Reviewed by Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist (updated Sept 2022) Warm compresses are a longtime home remedy for many ailments and have been used by doctors to manage certain conditions. For the eyes, warm compresses can help soothe irritation, improve circulation, and unclog your eyelid oil glands. So how do you use a […]

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Best Products for Dry Eyes and the Benefits of a Dry Eyes Warm Compress

Don’t like experimenting with dry eye treatments? Here are the dry eye treatments we use personally… …and recommend to our patients Recommended resources by Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist Navigate to each products… Eyes Are The Story Nulids ZocuShield Gel Ziena Glasses Tear Restore Eyeblink It goes without saying that we only ever recommend resources we […]

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What Does It Mean When It Feels Like Something is in My Eye?

Written and Medically Reviewed by Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist (updated Sept 2022) I Got Something in My Eyes Ever felt like there’s something in your eye, but couldn’t find anything? It can drive you crazy. Often, it’s accompanied by tears, irritation, itching, or pain. Sometimes called foreign body sensation, it means that there might feel […]


Dry Eye Glasses: Natural Dry Eye Relief in Minutes

Written and Medically Reviewed by Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist (updated Sept 2022) Looking for dry eye glasses? Want to learn more about how they work? Can You Get Glasses for Dry Eyes? Dry eye glasses can give you natural dry eye relief in minutes. Dry eye glasses are designed to cover the entire area of […]

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Nulids Review- Six Real Reviews

Are you researching Nulids? Looking to find out ‘does Nulids work’? In this article we cover a Nulids Review. Nulids is a home based treatment for Dry Eyes, Blepharitis and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Nulids Review: Dr Melanie Denton, O.D. Nulids Review: Sandy Youtube User, Sandy’s DIY Health Advocacy, reviewed her Nulids device initially, and then […]

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Dry Eyes – Symptoms, Causes, and Effective Treatments

Written and Medically Reviewed by Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist (updated Sept 2022) Curious to learn more about Dry Eyes Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments? Ever feel like you have to blink more when you’re concentrating? Or do you ever feel like there’s something in your eye? In this article, you’ll find health information:* Dry Eyes: Overview & Other Information* Dry […]

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Eyes Are The Story Review- 7 Best makeup and skincare products for sensitive eyes

Do you have sensitive or dry eyes? In this article, you’ll see eyes are the story reviews: So here’s the first review: See this Eyes Are the Story Review by Dr Melanie Denton, O.D.: Review One- Mascara wearer “It’s been a couple weeks now of using your mascara daily! Typically, by the end of the […]

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Dry Eye Statistics in 2023

Looking for dry eye statistics? In this article, you’ll learn more about current statistics and risk factors. Dry Eye Statistics- At a Glance: What are the symptoms of dry eyes? One of the most common symptoms of dry eyes is blurred eyesight. For example, if you blink your eyes and things look clearer, you may […]


Nulids- home treatment for Dry Eyes, MGD and Blepharitis

Curious about Nulids? Learn how it helps dry eyes, blepharitis and MGD. See Nulids in use.

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10 Best Eye Drops for Dry Eyes

Written and Medically Reviewed by Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist (updated Sept 2022) Why are my eyes irritated and feels like something in your eye? You’re sure that there’s nothing in your eyes. But they’re still not right. So you look for an eye drop to give relief. Eye drops are more than just salt water. […]

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Best mascara for sensitive eyes

(When available, we use affiliate links and may earn a commission!) Can’t wear mascara anymore? Or struggling to find a brand that doesn’t cause sore eyes? In this article, you’ll learn more about the best mascara for sensitive eyes. Plus, we’ll review the ingredients in five top mascaras. You may have searched for brands that […]

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Types of Chronic Dry Eye Solutions – Our Guide

Dry eyes are annoying. You’re lucky if you’re only experiencing temporary symptoms, but a chronic case means you’ll have to deal with it for a long time. Environmental factors typically cause temporary dry eyes like arid dry environments while wearing contact lenses. However, chronic dry eye is caused by an internal problem within your body […]

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4 Benefits of LipiFlow Treatment for Your Dry Eyes – What to Know

Dealing with the symptoms of dry eyes can be frustrating at times. The struggle of having itchy or burning eyes and needing to use eye drops constantly is understandable. Having this condition might also affect your productivity or your ability to accomplish your daily tasks, which can get the most of you. If you feel […]

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10 Causes of Watery Eyes: Diagnosis and Treatment

Written and Medically Reviewed by Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist (updated Sept 2022) Ever get watery eyes? Do your tears overflow as if you are crying? Then you might be experiencing epiphora. Epiphora or watery eyes is one of the most common eye problems, particularly in older people. Tears help keep the eyes stay nourished, lubricated […]

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3 Easy-to-Follow Home Remedies for Dry Eyes – Our Guide

Many people suffer from dry eyes, one that doesn’t just go away with one or two squeezes of eye droppers. It’s a common syndrome that affects 16 million adults in America alone, making it a universal irritation that can negatively impact the patient’s quality of life.  On a global scale, you’re looking at a range […]

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How to Treat Dry Eye Syndrome – Our Guide

A lot of people suffer from dry eyes, and if you’re one of them, then you’re probably looking for relief for this condition. Dry eye syndrome happens when there’s no adequate amount of quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. When the eye is dry, it can be uncomfortable and painful.  Before we talk […]

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Warm or Cold Compress for Dry Eyes: Which Is the Best?

(When available, we use affiliate links and may earn a commission!) Dry eyes occur when the normal tears are out of balance. These tears provide moisture and lubrication to the eyes to make them comfortable or functional. Tears also protect the eyes from possible infection. Without the regular production of tears, the eyes are prone […]

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Ultimate Guide to Dry Eye Treatments in 2024

Written by Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist (updated May 2024) Ever have intermittent blurry or smeary eyesight? Ever have itchy or watery eyes? Or are your eyes sensitive and red? Ultimate Guide Outline: what you need to know about dry eye disease and treatment. What are the Symptoms of Dry Eyes? Dry eye symptoms can vary […]

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4 Valuable Tips in Creating a Healthy Routine for Chronic Dry Eye – Our Guide

Taking care of your eyes is paramount, to ensure that you have healthy and optimal eyesight. Having a healthy vision all boils down to your basic lifestyle. You have to make a few changes to increase the moisture in your eyes and reduce further irritation. As much as possible, you must strictly follow a morning […]

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Dry Eye Directory – How to Use Eye Drops Properly — Our Guide

Eye drops are as commonplace as multivitamins and pain relievers. People often reach out for them when they experience dryness, itchy eyes, or infection. Eye drops can often deliver instant gratification, offering immediate relief to whatever causes irritation. Even so, when overused or applied incorrectly, eye drops, no matter how helpful they can be, may […]

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5 Helpful Eye Exercises to Relieve Computer Eye Strains – Our Guide

Eye strain due to prolonged exposure to the computer screen is a common cause of chronic headaches. As much as you want to work continuously, eye strains can distract you from your work and lower your productivity. Thankfully, there are ways to relieve eye strains that don’t require over-the-counter medicines. You can follow these five […]

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4 Causes of Chronic Dry Eyes and How to Address Them – Our Guide

If you’re dealing with dry eyes, you might be experiencing some stinging and gritty sensation, as well as seeing some redness on the eyes. This condition is due to the lack of sufficient tears to coat your eyes and can either be temporary or chronic. Dry eyes can cause a wide range of other problems […]

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4 Tips to Help Counter Dry Eyes Using Omega-3 – Our Guide

Whenever anyone is dealing with dry eyes, one of the things they will always do is to use eye-drops to relieve them. Unfortunately, that solution is only temporary, meaning that the eye will go back to drying again. What you may not know is that increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids is a long-term […]

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Optimel Manuka Honey Eye Drops: A Natural Treatment for Dry Eyes

Written and Medically Reviewed by Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist (updated Sept 2022) Curious to learn about Optimel? How does it help dry eyes? Dry eye disease is one of the most widespread eye conditions in the world. Over time, dry eyes can cause pain and discomfort and can increase the risk of eye infection, resulting […]

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Lipiflow: MGD and Dry Eye Treatment

Written and Medically Reviewed by Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist (updated Sept 2022) What is Lipiflow for Dry Eyes? Lipiflow is a heat treatment for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. You may have head that clogged oil glands are part of the problem for dry eyes. Lipiflow helps to remove these blockages in a warm, soothing way. Read […]


Novatears for Dry Eyes

What is Novatears? How does it help dry eyes? Dry eye disease is one of the leading eye conditions in the world. It causes constant eye irritation that can damage your vision in the long run. There are two main types of dry eye disease — Evaporative Dry Eye Disease and Aqueous Deficiency Dry Eye […]

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Hylo Forte: Artificial Tears for Dry Eyes

Written and Medically Reviewed by Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist (updated Sept 2022) In this article, learn about how Hylo Forte works for dry eye relief. Tears are essential to the eyes. They are more than just some kind of liquid you shed when you’re sad or happy. Tears protect and keep your eyes healthy. There […]

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Meibomian Gland Expression: A Comprehensive Guide

Written and Medically Reviewed by Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist (updated Sept 2022) Are your eyes often itchy and irritated? You might have the common eye condition known as dry eye disease. Dry eyes may be caused by not having the right quality of tears to keep the eyes moist and nourished. Even though dry eyes […]


Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment for Dry Eye

Written and Medically Reviewed by Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist (updated Sept 2022) In this article, learn how Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can help relieve Dry Eyes. Are you tired of the constant discomfort and trouble because of your eyes? Are over-the-counter artificial tear solutions not working anymore? IPL can help relieve the signs and symptoms […]

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2023 Blephasteam for Dry Eyes and MGD

Written and Medically Reviewed by Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist (updated Sept 2022) Ever have dry, filmy or watery eyes? These can be symptoms of dry eyes and meibomian glands dysfunction. Dry eye disease is a common condition, especially with increasing screen and device use. Dry eyes can affect your daily life to the point that […]

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Meibomian Gland Dysfunction: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Did you know that your eyelids contain tiny oil glands? These oil glands are known as Meibomian Glands. They are like pores in your skin. Just like pores help to prevent your skin from drying out, Meibomian Glands help to keep your eyes moisture in balance. How do oils help your eyes? Each time you […]

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