Severe dry eye pain is accompanied by the problem when an eye or both eyes stop producing tears in a proper manner. People suffering from the issue of dry eyes feel as if something is trapped inside and there is continuous stinging or burning in the eye. In most cases of dry eyes, the eye turns red and may also release a stringy discharge.
Here are some effective homemade remedies for treating severe dry eye pain:
- Apply warm compresses – Apply warm compresses to the eyes followed by gently washing the eyelids using some baby shampoo. It can help in releasing the oil trapped in the tear glands, thereby leading to an improved quality of tears.
- Avoid fans and hair dryers – Using fans and hair dryers excessively can make your eyes dry. Stay away from such appliances while suffering from dry eyes. If unavoidable, you can use these devices while wearing sunglasses.
- Blink more frequently – While using a smartphone or a laptop, we tend to blink less frequently than required. It can worsen the dry eye symptoms. Therefore, you need to consciously make an effort to blink more often, especially when using digital devices. Moreover, remember to perform full blinks between regular blinking.
- Clean your eyelids – In some cases, severe dry eye pain results from blepharitis and meibomian gland problems, which forms bacteria on the eyelids. To avoid the problem, wash your face and eyes before going to bed at night. Afterwards, apply a warm and moist cloth on the closed eyelids for about a minute or two.
- Use lubricating gels – Before going to bed at night, you can use lubricating gels for treating dry eye pain. Though these can be used in the morning also, they tend to blur vision due to their thickness. While applying a lubricating gel, ensure your eyelids stay free from them.
- Wear sunglasses when outdoors – A lot of things, ranging from sunlight to wind and dust, can worsen the condition of severe dry eye pain. To keep your eyes safe from them, you need to use sunglasses capable of cutting 100 percent of UV rays, plus flaunting a wrap-style frame for shielding the eyes against wind, dust, etc.