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Information on Dry Eyes

Notes, Nutrients, Herbs/Supplements, and Advice

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Dry Eyes


Those who wear contacts or take certain medications may be more susceptible to dry eyes. Women who are past menopause are also more likely to suffer from dryness. When tear ducts fail to provide enough tears, dry eyes will result.


  • Surgery can be performed on your tear ducts to keep the eyes moist.
Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Primrose oil
Importance: N/A
Comments: Provides essential fatty acids.

Vitamin A
Importance: N/A
Comments: Helps dry, scratchy eyes.

Vitamin A
Importance: N/A
Comments: Helps dry, scratchy eyes.

Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

No Herbs Listed.

  • Do not use products that claim they can remove the red in your eyes. The actually contain something that will cause more dryness.
  • Drink steam-distilled water (64 ounces daily).
  • Eye drops with Belladonna, Euphrasia, Mercurius sublimatus, Apis mellifica, and Sabadilla are beneficial homeopathic remedies.
  • Humidify your home to keep your eyes moist.
  • In order to keep the eyes moist, consider using artificial tears.
  • It is best to see a doctor for dry eyes as this could be indicative of a more serious problem.
  • Let your hair air dry or at least keep the air from directly hitting your eyes if you choose to use a hairdryer.
  • Stay away from smoke.
  • Swollen tear ducts require more calcium. Stay away from processed foods.
  • Wraparound glasses help retain moisture on windy days.