Research suggests that many dry eye sufferers have a lipid deficiency in their tears. This is the layer that keeps the watery layer from evaporating away so fast. It is particularly vital if you work under air conditioning and stare at computer screens all day and even more vital if you wear contact lenses! The small glands that produce this oil are studded across the lid margin and often block up – usually due to an imbalance of Omega-3 to Omega 6 in your system. You could take fish oil tablets and certainly this is recommended but an adjunctive therapy is daily use of these wheat filled heat packs. Zap them in the microwave with a cup of water for 30 seconds and you’ve got 5-10 minutes of oil melting action. Simply lie with the ergonomically shaped wheat pack over your closed eyelids and relax. The heat melts away the blocked oils and your eyes feel more moisturized for it.
Ask your optometrist about the brand new wheat packs available for purchase at Mortimer Hirst.