Eyes Aching is a catch-all term referring to abnormalities of the tear layer which normally coats the surfaces of the eyes, providing clear vision and protecting sensitive surface tissues. Symptoms vary greatly. Some symptoms, such as watery eyes, are surprising. For patients whose dry eye symptoms are caused primarily by a deficiency in the water part of their tears, stopping the drains can sometimes help improve the symptoms. There are two ways to do this: using small plugs, or permanently sealing the openings with cautery. It can be treated with artificial tears, closing the opening of the tear drain in the eyelid with special inserts, and drinking eight to ten glasses of water each day.
Prevention of Eyes Aching
- If you view computer monitors or television screens for long periods at a time, take breaks regularly to alleviate the strain on your eyes.
- Strive to avoid regular use of contact lenses.
- Contact lens users: Use a lubricant eye drop such as Soothe prior to inserting your lenses and then again after they are removed.
- When traveling, avoid direct air flows from vents. At home avoid drafts from heating and air-conditioning vents.
Home Remedies for Eyes Aching
- Mix one part of rose water and one part of lime juice. Store in a bottle and use it as an eye drop.
- Powder equal quantities of liquorice and cumin (jeera). Take ¼ teaspoon every day along with 1 teaspoon honey for a month.
- Using drops of eyebright herb are also beneficial for the eye conditions.