I am a huge fan of sprays! Not only are they quick and effective, I just feel so refreshed after the spray hits my face and I can just enjoy the benefits.
I use a variety of beauty sprays to refresh my skin, but I feel our eyes need just as much care and attention.
Especially for us mothers on the go, these little sprays can be a lifesaver.
We’re all susceptible to dry, irritated feeling eyes. One of the main causes is our modern lifestyles – staring at a computer screen, driving long distances, air conditioning and central heating are all culprits. Contact lens wearers and older people (particularly women) are also prone to having dry eyes.
The nation is glued to screens – but what does this mean for our eyes?
Technology is playing an increasingly important role in our lives, with British adults spending approximately eight hours a day looking at screens. Whether it’s typing on a computer at work, keeping up-to-date with friends on a smartphone or catching up with the newest TV shows, screen time is a significant part of modern life.
Three quarters of those surveyed in a new study admitted to spending more time looking at their screens now than they did five years ago (77%), demonstrating the nation’s growing use of digital devices. Only one in five (21%) said they could live without technologies like mobile phones, laptops and iPads. However, this use could be exacerbating dry eye symptoms as staring at a screen reduces the eye’s blink rate by up to 60%, potentially triggering dryness, grittiness and soreness.
In light of the nation’s growing reliance on technology, leading eye care specialist Optrex is working with top optometrist Brian Tompkins to put the spotlight on the nation’s ‘Screen Eyes’.
Managing Screen Eyes
Many people experiencing dry or irritated eyes when using screens simply put up with it, unaware that simple actions could help to manage their ‘Screen Eyes’. Brian has compiled some straightforward advice to help combat the symptoms:
- Eating plenty of oily fish, fresh food, nutrient-rich vegetables and Omega 3-packed nuts will help to promote lipid production.
- Transform your home or office with some leafy green plants – as well as boosting your oxygen levels, the humid atmosphere will help to lubricate your eyes.
- Follow the 20-20-20 rule when working with screens: Every 20 minutes, close your eyes 20 seconds and then blink 20 times
- Heat is a handy helper when it comes to promoting a healthy lipid layer. Wear a self-heating eye mask for a few minutes or warm your hands on a cup of tea and place them on your eyelids to encourage lipid production Instead of putting your washing on the line or in the tumble dryer, set up a clothes horse in your living room.
- Try using drops or an eye spray like Optrex Actimist for Dry and Irritated Eyes to help stabilise the eye’s lipid layer.
The Product –
The geniuses at Optrex have come up with the super handy and refreshing spray to enliven and moisturise your eyes.
How the Spray works –
- Spray directly onto closed eyes to soothe dry eyes
- Repair the eye’s lipid layer and locks in natural moisture
- Clinically proven to provide instant relief for up to 4 hours
- Suitable to use with contact lenses
I love, love, love it! This handy little spray is down a definate part of my make up bag. My eyes feel so much lighter and uplifted after just a few sprays.
What is great is that you can spray it on your eyes with make up on, and there is not even the tiniest of smudges!
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