GentealTEARS Lubricant Eye Drops
Ocular rosacea. If you have it, you know how distracting the irritation is. You may find yourself pulling out eyelashes as you try to ease the itching and scratching. That's the worst thing you can do, but you wouldn't be the only person to reach that level of desperation.
What is Ocular Rosacea?
Ocular rosacea is a form of rosacea. Rosacea's a skin condition that can cause a number of symptoms. The actual cause of rosacea is undetermined. Some specialists feel it is an allergic reaction to the microscopic mites that live on your skin. Others think it could be yeast or bacteria. It usually presents as red, inflamed, itching, burning skin that may have pimples and bulbous growths on the nose.
When ocular rosacea hits, it makes you feel like you have an eyelash in your eye. It's scratchy and irritating. Your eye may become bloodshot and swollen. Styes may form on the edge of the eyelid. The oil glands that mix with tears are usually blocked. This leads to tears containing saline and minimal lubricating oils.
You might find that cold air and sun add to the irritation and make your eyes water. In bright sunlight, you might find that your eyes ache and that your instinct is to squint and keep them closed until the sun shifts or the wind dies down.
Just like rosacea, there's no cure for ocular rosacea. You don't want the eye to get damaged, however, so it's important to go for regular eye exams and make sure you're using artificial tears to keep the eye and eyelid well lubricated. Ask your eye doctor to recommend suitable brands if you need help finding eye drops for ocular rosacea.
Most eye doctors will also recommend carefully washing your eyelids twice a day to remove excess dirt and oils, using warm compresses to keep the oil glands working as best they can, and taking fish oil and flaxseed oil supplements.
Why Keep GentealTEARS in Your Car or Purse?
There's one thing no one told me when I started experiencing ocular rosacea symptoms. They can worsen in specific situations. When I turn on the heat in my car or run air conditioning in my home or car, the dry air irritates my eyes to the point it can be hard to keep my eyes open. I need lubricant eye drops for rosacea to be readily available no matter where I am.
If I'm in the car, I can pull over, get the eye drops out of my glove compartment, put a few drops in, wait a few minutes, and the itching and scratchiness ease. If I'm at a friend's house or in a restaurant, I can do the same thing. Put in some eye drops and the irritation ends.
That's one reason I like getting the twin packs of GentealTEARS Lubricant Eye Drops. I have one for my car and one in my purse. Then, there's always a bottle at home at my desk and another on my nightstand. It does cost a little more, but the convenience of not having to wait to put in more drops is ideal.