Friends around the world, welcome to Dao Café Podcast. This is your host, Rove Wang.
Are your eyes dry and sour? In our episode 001, our guest Rose Li, a Chinese Medicine doctor with western medicine background, shared some self-care tips to relief mild dry-eye discomfort.
1. Shorten the time spent on looking at the screen if the problem is caused by overusing products such as computers, smartphones, and tablets. Allow yourself only once or twice a day to check your email and social media. Set a time limit and be disciplined about it. 2. If setting a time limit is not possible, then make sure your eyes get some rest every hour or so. 3. To let your eyes stay moist, blink more or apply artificial tears. 4. You can also consider using a humidifier to maintain the moisture level indoors. 5. Avoid wind from the air-conditioning or a fan blowing into your eyes. When going out, a pair of windproof protective-eyewear might be useful. 5. Supplements like Vitamin A and Omega 3 are believed good for your eyes too.
Dr. Li also shared a home remedy: chrysanthemum tea. You can drink it or use it to steam your eyes. This free remedy for mild dry-eye symptoms is available on our website, daocafe.com.
If you prefer to treat dry eyes with artificial tears, the product spec tells you if it contains preservatives. It is suggested to use the preservative-free type if applying the eyedrops more than 4 times a day.
If the dry eyes are caused by chronic inflammation of eyelids, you can try this one. When having a shower, apply a tiny drop of non-irritating shampoo on your fingertip and wash your eyelashes. Keeping your eyelids clean is important.
If your dry-eye symptoms are results from other health issues, please consult your doctor.
These self-care tips for dry-eye were provided by Dr. Rose Li and brought to you by Dao Café Podcast. To obtain a more detailed summary, please visit daocafe.com. Stay healthy and see you next time. Bye.