I’ve used a warm wash cloth for a little while at night. While relaxing, I am not sure how helpful it was for my dry eye.
Its useful knowing what increases dry eye for me personally. Prolonged screen time exacerbates my dry eye (my left one more than my right). Cellphones are the worst. When I made the conscious decision to use the computer more than I use the cellphone, I saw significant improvement.
And I have been putting a drop of castor oil in each eye before heading to sleep each night. I feel it really helps my eyes feel lubricated, and I havent been getting headaches because of dry eye since doing this consistently. I think this, and the screen time watching really helped me.
Some thoughts on the castor oil
- I use a dropper bottle.
- Only use it at night, before bed, because that oil is going to coat your eye and make your world look temporarily blurry. In the morning, wash your face with warm water.
- I wear only glasses. I cant advise this for contact wearers, its probably not sanitary, the oil could get on your contacts which is not a good idea.
- The good thing about this is I dont feel that my body is producing less tear film because I’m using the oil (I know that people who use eye drops say that their eyes feel dependent on it).
- I have heard that certain Ayurvedic/holistic practices uses oils to have ‘oil baths’ for eyes, I have not researched this extensively, but what I’m currently doing works, and is very simple to do, which I really like.