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Dry Eyes

Eye moisture can be inadequate for many reasons. Certain medical conditions or nutrient depletions may result in dry eyes. Read on to see natural treatment options and dietary suggestions for relief from chronic dry eyes

Some potential factors causing dry eyes include:

Advancing age: Tear production tends to diminish with age. Dry eyes are more common in people over 50[i].

Gender: Women are more likely to experience dry eyes due to hormonal changes such as those occurring during pregnancy, menopause and through the use of hormonal contraceptives[ii].

Dry eyes in medical conditions

There are certain medical conditions or nutrient depletions which result in dry eyes:

Sjogren's syndrome

Allergic eye disease

Rheumatoid arthritis


Thyroid disorders

Meibomian gland dysfunction


Vitamin A deficiency

What can be don e naturally about dry eyes?

To support healthy membranes:

Sea Buckthorn Powder - Raw Organic (35g) / Organic Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil (30ml) - Sea buckthorn is rich in omega 7, which contributes to healthy membranes and normal tear production[iii] [iv].

Beta Carotene Complex / Bilberry, Lutein & Astaxanthin Complex – Bilberry, Lutein & Astaxanthin Complex – Carotenoids are a type of vitamin A known to support eye health. Lutein and astaxanthin are carotenoids which support many aspects of eye health, helping to prevent dry eyes[vi] [vii]. Bilberry may also provide relief from dry eyes [viii].

Omega 3 - 6 - 7 - 9 Oil Blend – these omega fatty acids are beneficial for membrane health and eye lubrication[v].

Our top health and beauty picks for dry eyes:

Eye Drops - Extra Moisturising 10ml

Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil (150ml)

Essential Eye Fix

Organic Eye Cream (15ml)

Daily Hydrating Eye Cream (12.5ml)

Dietary tips for dry eyes

Consume adequate amounts of vitamin A, which is found in liver, carrots and broccoli, and omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish, walnuts and vegetable oils[ix][x].

Other tips to help dry eyes

Use a humidifier if your environment is very dry.

Ensure you take breaks during long tasks - Close your eyes for a few minutes to replenish moisture in the eyes.

Position your computer screen below eye level - it may help slow the evaporation of your tears.

Stop smoking, smoking has been linked to an increased risk of dry eyes[xi].

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Please note that the information contained within this website does not and should not replace medical advice, and is not intended to treat or diagnose. We always recommend you consult with your doctor. Our Nutritional Therapy team is highly trained and we offer one to one Nutritional Therapy Consultations, which are designed to be complementary to any medical treatment from a functional medicine approach, as well as offering a preventative & optimal health focus.