cosmetic Dry eye
Jennifer Aniston has become a spokesperson for Shire Pharmaceuticals speaking about her struggle with dry eyes. This is a common condition that effects 30 million Americans. It can be caused by many things including genetics and surgery.
For people that get cosmetic treatments, it can be caused by a multitude of options. Items like false lashes, lash extensions, mascara, eyeliner, and make up can be irritating. Botox, Latisse and lash growth serums are also a culprit. Any eye surgery can create this condition (Lasik, blepharoplasty). If you are using eye drops daily or even hourly (Aniston reports using drops multiple times in an hour), seek help.
There are options that can lessen the symptoms. Instead of taking a nip of the "V" (visine, LOL), go see your ophthalmologist. Eye doctors can suggest ways to reduce this constant pain and irritation. Jennifer Aniston is hoping to create more awareness with a campaign called myeyelove sponsored by Shire. Consider taking a look.
For myself, because I am not ready to stop make up or Latisse, I use over the counter Genteal eye gel for severely dry eyes. It is soothing and can be used at morning and at night. It is my go to daily, I don't have to use drops during the day, and it doesn't make my eyes blurry after I use it. So for those of you bleary-eyed from hump day, make an appointment and be seen. You don't have to put up with dry, irritated eyes. Jennifer says so.