With such a large and diverse set of eye conditions, it can sometimes be difficult to know what is going on inside the eye. The first thing you need to decide is if your condition is chronic or not. Chronic dry eyes are often very painful to the point where we cannot stop bleeding from both eyes, but as my own personal doctor says, most cases would not survive without treatment.
When looking at so many different treatments, there are some that have worked better than others for certain types of chronic dry eyes, like melatonin, acupuncture, reflexology, massage therapy and hypnotherapy. Each of those may not provide long-term relief and success with a cure, sometimes having to resort to medications to bring back these symptoms. I would recommend starting with one of the above treatments and continue through whichever treatment works best for the individual. Once medication has started working for you, it will become something you have to consistently use. This is why I would do an experiment with myself first.
I have heard this quote by Dr. Deborah Shieler “When dealing with dry eyes, if there isn’t anything wrong, the only solution is to give them medicine” and I believe she was right because the more serious cases will require surgery sooner than most treatable. If your doctor tells you to give them medicine because they are not treating anything else, listen carefully for any suggestion about surgery until you have had surgery to save yourself both time and money. Surgery costs millions of dollars and takes months of recovery. It’s not worth getting yourself addicted to medications and then not being able to see results in two to three months. Of course, there are other reasons why people try surgery for their eye ailments, whether they need them or can afford them. In the end, it really depends on which of them you are, where you live, and how much money it would cost.
I’m sure not everyone wants to get surgery because it’s expensive, but it shouldn’t be something we choose because of health issues, especially if it were done for fun first. Even if surgery isn’t necessary, I would recommend not getting eye medicines, just make sure that your prescription is filled correctly. Never ever let anyone tell you that you should go down a drugstore thinking that they will take care of everything.
So, how do you start noticing that there are no clear signs of a problem? You might discover that dry eye is already causing more problems than usual. My advice is that people want to focus on seeing results quickly; especially when there’s no obvious evidence of a real problem. Some of us have it in our genes and others have it because of environmental factors. Regardless of the cause, it doesn’t mean that we aren’t capable of making changes for ourselves. We should take responsibility and think it’ll work out in the end.
Some of us try things first and only find that they work well but we will always regret. For me, I wanted it too much, and all my effort to keep it going proved unnecessary. Now, I find ways to relax more easily and I feel less tired and stressed. I hope that you will consider doing the same. Don’t rush and don’t give up any time before finding that perfect technique.
Don’t neglect to follow all recommendations made from your physician and medical team and consult with your eye specialist. They can help guide you along the way. Be aware of all options that are available to you and never let yourself think you’re too weak to do something else. Your efforts to maintain health should never be a reason not to reach for anything else. Everyone deserves to have equal health and that includes our vision.
It never hurts to put yourself first, even though it takes extra time. There’s nothing worse than suffering from headaches so bad that we cannot see. So, we must be willing to sacrifice some time and energy to stay healthy. And if your doctor says that this could be avoided, even if he seems to have no proof, why wouldn’t that make sense? That’s why we need to get to the root of the issue and not look for another quick fix. Remember, it’s important to prioritize yourself or your loved ones as much as possible. Give self-care the priority you deserve because it’s for our own good as well as maintaining our own health.