The American Optometric Association defines dry eye as a condition in which a person doesn’t have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. It’s a common problem as we age. In fact, most people over 65, experience symptoms. I recently tried a product called Dry Eye EasyMist by Similasan to see how it worked.
The product comes with a pump-spray. When your eyes are itchy or dry, close them and spray the mist directly on your eyelids and you don’t have to wipe it off. I was happy to learn that I could use it with my contacts. It’s soothing and my eyes feel refreshed after I applied it Most irritation from dry eye starts on your eyelid. I love that you can use it as often as needed because most eye drop brands can only be re-applied after a certain number of hours.
Similasan’s Dry Eye EasyMist is made with natural ingredients including plant-based liposomes that create a film to moisturize your eyes. Alpine Rose hydrates your lids and the formula also contains antioxidants.
Make sure to check with your eye doctor before using any product on your eyes depending on your condition.
On the box, it states “Does not smudge makeup.” Since I haven’t been wearing any lately, I can’t guarantee it won’t. It also contains soy so if you’re allergic to it, be forewarned. Other than that, it worked well on my eyes.
How to avoid getting dry eye:
- If you work on a computer for long periods of time, make sure to blink often to hydrate your eyes.
- Try using a humidifier if you’re in a dry environment.
- Airplanes are notoriously hard on your eyes and skin. Avoid drinking alcohol in flight because the air system sucks out all the moisture in the air. Always carry a water bottle with you so you can sip in between beverage cart rounds.
- Wear sunglasses when you’re outside to protect your eyes against flying particles.
I was given samples of Dry Eye EasyMist by Similasan and am an Amazon affiliate, but all my opinions are my own.
Do you have dry eye? What do you use to ease the irritation? Please leave a comment below.