Five tips you should give your patients to help relieve seas
"The most common type of dry eye is evaporative dry, which is often worse in the wintertime," said Michelle D. Patel, M.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Patel offers these tips to help relieve seasonal dry eye:
•Reduce reading or heavy computer use, which can worsen dry eye because you don't blink as often.
•Have humidifiers on in the house and office.
•Don't have the car heater blowing directly on your face.
•Take omega-3 as fish or flax seed oil (1000-1500 mg of DHA/EPA) to help improve the quality of the tear film.
•Use over-the-counter artificial tears or lubricant eye drops up to four times a day, but stay clear of "get the red out" drops.
•Contact lenses can make dry eye worse, so minimize contact lens use if possible.
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