The battle-tested dry eye treatments we use personally...
...and recommend to our patients
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Try Eyes Are The Story (Skincare and makeup made for people with sensitive skin or eyes)
Dr Plowman's wife Alina loves this dry-eye-friendly skincare and makeup range. She uses the serum, cleanser and mascara. She loves the feeling of putting it on, and how easily it comes off at the end of the day.
Who is this product not for? People who rarely use skincare or makeup.
(Outside these areas? You can use a virtual mailbox like ShipItTo, MyUS or other services. Then they ship direct to you.)
Try Ziena/7Eye Dry Eye Glasses (Best dry eye glasses- great if you have sore eyes with a face mask)
Do you have sore eyes when you put on a face mask? Work in wind, dust or air conditioning? Or just want relief from dry eyes?
Dr Plowman personally wears Ziena Marina frames. These frames block things from getting in. Plus they keep more of your normal tears.
You can get them in prescription too. Ask for the anti-fog lenses. They're great!
Use code 'DryEyeDirectory' at checkout to get 5% off your purchase.
Try Tear Restore (Best hot compress for dry eyes)
Warm compress that you don't have to plug in!
I love the feeling of the warmth from this new heat system for dry eyes and MGD. For me, it gives soothing around my face and eyes. Here's what I love about Tear Restore System:
- Warm lasts for ten minutes per mask (I like to use at least two for sustained heat)
- Easy to re-activate & disinfect (heat in a kettle or saucepan for about five minutes to reactivate)
- Keep doing your activities (see through the holes and enjoy the warmth)
Who is this product not for? People who prefer to close their eyes during treatment.
Want an extra 10% off? Use code DryEyeDirectory at checkout
Try Eyeblink (app that reminds you to blink when staring at a computer)
Stare at a computer all day? Feel like you're forgotten to blink?
Eyeblink helps you to get work done and reminds you to blink.
It gives you:
- Blink stats
- Interactive training
- Less brightness and blue light
- Smart breaks
Eyeblink has been a great reminder for me whenever I use a laptop or desktop computer. (No smartphone version currently available.)
Use code dryEyeDirectory30 at checkout for 30% off the paid version
Try Nulids (best at-home treatment for Blepharitis and MGD)
Home dry eye treatment to reduce blepharitis and switch on oil glands
I love the feeling of using Nulids. My favourite use is to apply a drop of Zocushield Gel to the Nulids silicon tip. Then switch on the device and use it on my eyelids. This combination offers significant relief from dry eye discomfort.
These are some of the products that I know and trust. I hope they give you relief too.
-Dr Leigh Plowman, Optometrist