My name is Chloe, I’m 23 and live in Australia.
I have suffered with dry eyes as long as I can remember. I first became self aware of the issue due to teasing at school and constant questions of “why do your eyes look sore”? I had no answer as I was unaware of the condition let alone a solution or cure. This condition has ruled my life, I have not applied for certain customer service jobs or places of high air conditioning use as I feel I simply cannot cope. My main syptoms include bloodshot, stingy sensation, and uncomfortable eyes.
After feeling depressed and helpless at an age where I should be happy to be a child/teenager I had had enough and decided to see an “eye specialist” this was unsuccessful after many eye drop prescriptions and temporary plugs inserted. As I was told there is no cure, my confidence levels remained low as a result.I became a vegetarian 2 years ago, this change in diet has improved my health and well being but has shown little positive effect in my dry eye condition.
After reading about the solutions here I am very keen/desperate to try a natural alternative as well as detoxing and implementing super foods into my diet. I refuse to let such a condition overtake my life, I am a confident, bubbly person with a lot to give and I’m hopeful I will find a solution as I’m sure others have.