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What is the treatment for dry eyes?

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For mild dry eye, over-the-counter artificial tears may do the trick, along with self-care, such as increasing humidity.

Prescription eye drops or other types of treatment may be best for more severe cases of dry eye. You should see your eye doctor if nonprescription drops don’t relieve your dry-eye symptoms, since dry eyes can be a symptom of other eye problems.

From: Your Vision in the Senior Years WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Eye Institute: "Presbyopia."

American Academy of Ophthalmology Preferred Practice Patterns: "Refractive Errors & Refractive Surgery PPP."

American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart: "What Are Cataracts?"

University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary: "The Eye Digest: Eye changes with aging."

American Optometric Association: "Dry Eye."

Lighthouse International: "Vision Loss Is Not a Normal Part of Aging: Open Your Eyes to the Facts!"

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on June 17, 2019

SOURCES:

National Eye Institute: "Presbyopia."

American Academy of Ophthalmology Preferred Practice Patterns: "Refractive Errors & Refractive Surgery PPP."

American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart: "What Are Cataracts?"

University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary: "The Eye Digest: Eye changes with aging."

American Optometric Association: "Dry Eye."

Lighthouse International: "Vision Loss Is Not a Normal Part of Aging: Open Your Eyes to the Facts!"

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on June 17, 2019

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