Murine Dry & Tired - how it works
Long lasting Murine dry & tired eye drops have been formulated with two lubricants in a liquid gel to help lock in moisture, refresh dry and tired eyes and soothe that common feeling of ‘grittiness’ often associated with dry eyes.
If you don’t like drops, try Murine refresh & soothe Mist (available at Asda) which is also an effective solution to relieve dry eyes. Simply spray the fine mist onto closed eyes and it will moisturise and soothe irritation.
Causes of dry or tired eyes
Aside from looking at computer screens, other common lifestyle situations which often make eyes feel dry and tired include air conditioning, wind, pollution, dust, overwork, driving, swimming or simply late nights. All these situations warrant use of an eye drop or mist.
Other advice from our experts
Dry eyes and tired eyes feel very similar as having dry eyes can actually make them feel tired. Optometrist Francesca Marchetti shares her top tips for treating dry and tired eyes:
- Think ‘20/20’ - when working in front of a computer for long periods of time, make sure you blink regularly and take regular breaks. This will help to stop your eyes from getting tired and uncomfortable. Remember the ’20, 20, 20’ rule - every 20 mins look 20 feet away for 20 seconds and blink 20 times.
- Maintain a balanced diet - Make sure you have enough oily fish etc in your diet, or consider taking a flaxseed oil. Omega 3 supplements such as cod liver oil are also advisable, as is drinking plenty of water!
- Protect your eyes - wear sunglasses when possible in environments that are likely to dry your eyes, such as sunny, windy, dusty or polluted ones.
- Soothe your eyes - placing a hot compress over closed eyes daily will help to stimulate tear production and reduce the symptoms of dry eyes. Use an eye-bag or equivalent for a hot compress as it heats to the correct temperature, holds the heat efficiently and works much better than hot flannels.