Dry eye is a common eye condition in people who have diabetes. It’s estimated that people with diabetes have up to a 50% chance of developing dry eye, and the risk increases as you get older, too. Symptoms of dry eye include a stinging or burning sensation in the eye, feeling like you have something gritty in your eye, eye redness, blurry vision, heavy eyelids and eye fatigue. There are various treatments for dry eye ranging from eye drops and ointments to medications to insertion of eye plugs — even surgery is an option for some people.
If you suffer from dry eye — or another eye condition such as styes or inflammation of the eyelids — consider trying the Optix 55 Eye Compress Mask (remember to consult with your eye doctor for any issues with your eyes). Pop this comfy mask in the microwave for 20 seconds to sooth uncomfortable eyes — you’ll get much needed relief, thanks to its Hydro Heat technology that absorbs moisture from the air and releases it as clean, moist heat. This mask is a great choice for tired eyes and sinus headaches, too. The Optix 55 Eye Compress Mask is hand-washable and comes with a storage pouch to keep it clean. Give your eyes the soothing relief they deserve!
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Want to learn more about keeping your eyes healthy? Read “Eating for Better Vision and Healthy Eyes,” “Keeping Your Eyes Healthy” and “Foods for Healthy Eyes.”
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Amy Campbell: Amy Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition and Meal Planning and a frequent contributor to Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes & You. She has co-authored several books, including the The Joslin Guide to Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association’s 16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet,” for which she received a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication and a National Health Information Award in 2000. Amy also developed menus for Fit Not Fat at Forty Plus and co-authored Eat Carbs, Lose Weight with fitness expert Denise Austin. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Simmons College and a master’s degree in nutrition education from Boston University. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, she is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Amy was formerly a Diabetes and Nutrition Educator at Joslin Diabetes Center, where she was responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease management programs, including clinical guideline and educational material development, and the development, testing, and implementation of disease management applications. She is currently the Director of Clinical Education Content Development and Training at Good Measures. Amy has developed and conducted training sessions for various disease and case management programs and is a frequent presenter at disease management events.
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