questionshow do you resolve chronic dry eyes?

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i have the same problem - i had severe hyperthyroid and had radioactive iodine and it killed my eyes - the only thing i've been able to do is just keep using drops and honestly, there's not one that i think is better than the other - i still have a ton of restasis because it doesn't help like i thought it would - i've heard that getting plugs actually helps but i haven't really looked into it too much - so now that was really helpful huh? LOL!

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Wear swimming goggles filled with saline.

Seriously though, I'm sorry to hear that. I really have no experience with contacts or I'd offer up some real advice

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@gretchena: that's why i've been getting the generic artifial tears... 1/5 the cost of the other drops.

@capguncowboy: not a bad idea actually :P

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Fish Oil Suppliments. I'm boarderline dry eyes and a contact wearer. Educate yourself on how to properly buy fish oils first, though.

Rancid fish oils not only smell bad, they generate harmful free radicals in your body. Rancid or oxidized fish oil can do more harm than good. Basically, if it smells like fish, it has gone rancid.

It has done wonders for me.

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so this has nothing to do with dry eyes due to...chronic?

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@bogie21: Is there a particular brand you would recommend?

I have been using the Coromega Omega 3 and have not noticed it helping dry eyes (tastes great though!)
http://www.amazon.com/Coromega-Omega-3-Supplement-Squeeze-90-Count/dp/B000FFQATA/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1318010100&sr=8-6

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My eye doc tells me to look away from the computer screen every once in awhile and blink often and use the drops. I find that I forget to do that until I am literally bleery eyed