Are You Blinking Enough?

A lot of people who play video games can have sore, tired eyes. Why is that? It’s because when you are staring at the computer screens, you’re concentrating and consequently blinking less. Not blinking often enough, for long periods of time, can lead to a common condition called Dry Eye.

How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

If you play video games often and for a long period of time, it is recommended to keep the surface of your eyes hydrated. You can do this by regularly using eye drops which counteract the effects of dry eye, especially when concentrating on digital gadgets. With Dry Eye, using the right eye drops not only keeps your eyes comfortable, but also improves the quality of your tears.

How Can I Tell If I Have Dry Eye?

The key symptom of dry eye is a feeling of dryness and grittiness that makes you want to rub your eyes. However, any of these below may also indicate that you have Dry Eye:

  • Tired eyes
  • Excessive watering
  • Occasionally blurred vision
  • Scratchy/gritty/burning sensation
  • Slight redness
  • Irritation after computers/gaming

Here’s a quick test that can also help to indicate if you have dry eye.

Blink twice and then slowly count the numbers shown below. If you can’t get to ten without needing to blink then you may have dry eye:


What Happens If You Don’t Treat Dry Eye?

The main consequence of untreated dry eye is ongoing discomfort and irritation. However, continued inflammation related to Dry Eye can lead to more serious damage to the delicate surface of your eyes that requires medical treatment.

How Do You Manage Dry Eye?

The good news is dry eye is easily managed. In a similar way to managing skin that is prone to dryness, for your eyes you can apply lubricating eye drops to prevent symptoms. Leading optometrist Sarah Farrant MCOptom explains, “It’s simple to use lubricant drops for dry eye, which can help to hydrate the eye surface and keep the eyes a lot more comfortable.”

What Is The Best Treatment For Dry Eye?

The best treatment is to use lubricant drops that are preservative free. Sarah Farrant says, “For eyes that are tired and sore, really you want to look at a drop that is preservative free. There is a lot of research that shows having preservatives in eye drops can be quite toxic for chronic treatments, so we know that avoiding preservatives for Dry Eye relief is a really good idea.”

One type of preservative free drop is Thealoz® Duo, which also offers the following benefits:

  • Instant and long-lasting relief from dry eye symptoms
  • One bottle contains 300 drops – sufficient for 3 months use
  • Restores the natural balance of the tears
  • Can be used with contact lenses
  • Free from preservatives

Here Is Some Feedback From Thealoz Duo Customers

“Thealoz Duo is better than any other eye drop I’ve tried” - Liz

“I can’t imagine my life with Thealoz Duo” - Alice

Taking Control Of Your Eye Health

Eye health is a crucial part of our lives and our self-care. Take a positive step today, and integrate Thealoz Duo into your daily routine.

Eas­i­er than drops for my watery eyes”

Peter, Staffordshire

Bet­ter than oth­er eye drops”

Alisa, Stoke on Trent

Best Dry Eye product!”

Tracey, West Midlands

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