(San Francisco, CA)
Dry eyes… it’s horrible. Opthamologists have no clue what to do… it’s as if they skipped that class in school.
I have two silicon plugs in each eye. This has helped throughout the day. I also use Preservative Free eyedrops, they feel great. Before, for years, I was using preservative eyedrops.
Even with the plugs, I cannot sleep at night. I can only get 4 hours at a time. I usually only sleep 3-4 hours a night. I tell my doctor and they look at me like “so what”. I’ve seen 4 opthamalogists.
It’s really frustrating.
I took Restasis and it did nothing but dry my eyes out, blurred my vision, and caused me pain. I tried it for about a month and jumped ship.
Gel preservative drops seem to make eyes worse… at first I use them (preservative free) and it feels great, but I wake up with zero tears in my eyes. It’s as if it temporarily relieves and then sucks your eyes dry.
My eyes look red when I wake up and then I put in drops and they whiten a bit. I use drops daily about 2-4 times depending on if I use a computer.
I can only use a computer for a short period of time, and I’m likely to lose my job soon because I’m a graphic designer. I also can’t play videogames anymore… when I do use a computer I have to put on sunglasses. Some might wonder why I not buy a glare protector for my screen. Because the contrast of my screen to the background of my bright fluorescent office causes strain.
I’m living a nightmare and no doctor has the answer.
Stay away from Googlin’ because you’ll get nothing but conflicting information and quacks.