Yes, I would say you are overdoing it. Get one like this: Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress | Microwave Activated | Fast Acting and Effective Relief for Dry Eye and Other Eye Irritation
Better still, I use this one but there are other options:
Hope this helps
Check this Dry eye App out. 6 Dry eye exercises including Eye Blinking. Should relieve eye strain and dryness in 5 mins. You can use the EyeBlinking for Free.
iphone Link: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/eyebuddy-eye-exercise-plans/id1557819894
android link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eyebuddy.eye_buddy
Hey I made an app for mild to moderate dry eyes and also helps relief eye strain from computers. There are free daily eye exercises. Would you mind checking it out and you can tell me if it helped you.
iphone version: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/eyebuddy-eye-exercise-plans/id1557819894
android version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eyebuddy.eye_buddy
Hi bro, i made an eye app to relief this eye strain from game that you talking about. It should relief your eyes and help increase the tear production so you can game a bit long. Would you check it out. Its a Free app. ( if you dont get relief in 5 mins you can cancel it, but i kinda guarantee you might feel better)
iOS link: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/eyebuddy-eye-exercise-plans/id1557819894
Thanks - does this mask put pressure on the eye globe?
I got this one from the optician but it put way too much pressure on my eyes which I was worried would cause corneal warping, so I stopped using it.
Ironically it was the desire to be as careful as possible and avoid damaging my eyes which led me to the above method. Thought I was safe since flannels don’t retain much heat and I wasn’t putting pressure on my eyes. It seems I can’t get anything right. Either I’ll apply too much heat and damage my corneas or not enough and my glands will die, and I have no way of determining the middle ground. I’m on the point of just giving up tbh. Everything I do seems to make things worse.
Thermalon is solid from Amazon. Get the larger size. They add mild pressure, it helps to get the heat evenly. Nope, i just use my wrists to feel for the heat before placing it on after microwaving for 33-36 seconds, depending on how soon I'm going to use it.
I would recommend Omega 7 sea buckthorn oil as this helps with the cause, not the symptoms like most people will recommend you do. Seriously. It really does help.
Partner this with some sort of Acidophilus supplement to promote friendly bacteria and help fight inflammation. Take these products for around 6 months + along with a good quality omega 3.
I'm just over 3 months in to treatment and have noticed huge improvements. I only use eye drops once a day before bed now compared to March time when I literally couldn't keep my eyes open.
I use a heated eye pad and massage my eyes afterward. I use this one but there are other options:
https://www.amazon.com/DRY-EYE-MASK-Wizard-Research/dp/B07X58XS45 My wife has used an earlier version for several years now.
That said I would think if you have significant blockage you need to be looking at one of these:
Lipiflow, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), or Meibomian Gland Probing.
warm compresses! Amazon Oasis eye pads... heat up 7-10 minutes in microwave... leave on for 7-10 minutes... let them cool off for a few seconds... it is supposed to be hot but see if you can stand it... then gently massage lids by gently pinching ...( like you are picking up the wings of a butterfly) along the upper and lower lids where the glands are https://www.amazon.com/Oasis-REST-RELIEF-Eye-Mask/dp/B01E6NRM3E
do this 3 times a week or everyday... you can put the eye pads on a paper towel in the micro
I bought this one, it came with a glass rod that will drip but not exactly a dropper. Messy but it got the job done, you just have no control over how much will drip off. So I put some in an empty eye drop bottle (taking care to not contaminate anything) and that's worked really well.
Did they perform expression after IPL? Also were the glands clogged? Autologous serum tears are expensive but they really help a lot of people. What is your TBUT? Also at night for some people using gel and a sleep mask can help keep the eyes moist during the night.
i brought this one Lavender Heated Eye Mask for Sleeping, USB Heated Eye Mask Sleep Mask Warm Steam Dry Eye Mask Electric Heating Hot Eye Mask for Sleeping, Dry Eyes, Dark Cycles, Puffy and Tired Eyes https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09QKY6DP7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_WR1HCKGPRP04SFAHSXDF?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have droopy eyelids and found this but haven't received it yet: https://www.amazon.com/LIDS-DESIGN-Assortment-Pack-4mm/dp/B083WP86WY/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?crid=34OUYBB11T9OD&keywords=eyelid+by+design&qid=1652654195&sprefix=eyelid+by+design%2Caps%2C272&sr=8-3
Hi, I’m using an USB powered eye mask for warm compresses and it’s absolutely perfect (https://www.amazon.com/RENPHO-Massager-Compression-Bluetooth-Rechargeable/dp/B07SM61FCT). I let it heat up 1min before putting it on. I like the fact that the temperature is constant and no cleanup involved.
At the end, I simply push down on my eyes, using my fingers without applying any major force, starting from the top.
Thanks I'll check those out. I started using Refresh P.M. Lubricant Eye Ointment, Nighttime Relief but can't say it's been helping.
Is this what u mean by castor oil? You just drop it in your eye, like an eye drop??
My HG lubricating eye drops are Hylo Forte. They contain 0.2% sodium hyaluronate and they’re preservative free. These drops are silky, with a soothing effect on the eyes. Also, the bottle has a clever pump mechanism to get the drops in your eye, so I find the bottle more practical than those individual-use satchels you get with other preservative-free eye drops.
If you’re in the US, just be aware you won’t find these in stores. They’re not expensive on Amazon, though, and 3 bottles is roughly a 2 month supply for me.
NOW Supplements, Cod Liver Oil, Extra Strength 1,000 mg with Vitamins A & D-3, EPA, DHA, 180 Softgels https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GIZVFVO/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_8CY736PNNJ6QYB0Q5RT9
Read the reviews too!
I've tried a few, but the best one so far is made by a company called Wizard.
It's a bit pricey but it works really well. https://www.amazon.ca/DRY-EYE-MASK-Wizard-Research/dp/B07X58XS45
This is the one i bought
Aroma Season Heated Eye Mask, For Stye Blepharitis Moist Treatment with Flaxseed, Warm Therapy to Unclog glands, Relieve Dry Eye Syndrome, Chalazion, Stye, MGD and Blepharitis (Blue) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LBL172C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_0DBSK8VBTR2TFENY0N0D
I take 2 daily!
Webber Naturals Cod Liver Oil with Vitamin A and Vitamin D3, Softgel, 550 mg , 1,250 IU , 400 IU, 180 Count https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B008X8MFJU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_XXBXZN3B3YGXG61TB3CX?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Aroma Season Moist Heated Eye Mask with Flaxseed, Warm Therapy to unclog glands, Relieve Dry Eye Syndrome, MGD，Stye and Blepharitis (Blue) … https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07LBL172C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_B3EM6K4VR5RK3PSSKX58
Try that link. That’s the one I have. I’m in Canada btw.
Refresh pm is a good night ointment for dry eyes. I had lasik in my early 20s and now have dry eyes. I use this stuff every night and it helps.
NOW Supplements, DHA-500 with 250 EPA, Molecularly Distilled, Supports Brain Health*, 180 Softgels https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003O1U77I/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_TX7V7YTSH4WE7X5TDEQ6
2x per day ... have with a meal
OCuSOFT Hypochlor Hypochlorous Acid Solution Spray 0.02% 59 Milliters, Eyelid Spray for Irritated Eyelids https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013M57VZG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_8SN9EJWY0SXF4GWN4XNZ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I got the "Aroma Season" mask through Amazon a few weeks ago, and it's been great so far. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P76NG3C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I looked over the reviews before purchasing. Some of the Amazon reviews have commented about short life span. I went ahead and took the risk for $30. (Some of the reviews noted successful refund or replacement for dying units.) Other reviews suggested it didn't get hot enough, but I haven't found that to be a problem. It has 3 heat levels (low, medium, high) and 3 pre-programmed durations (20, 40, 60 minutes). I can tolerate the high level, but just barely. I found the medium setting works great for me.
There are other similar plug-in options on Amazon. Just seemed a lot easier to me than the microwave route.
I use this one:
3x per week for 10 minutes each time
I went to electric since that was easier and gave me a consistent level of heat unlike those one heats in the microwave like the Bruder eye mask types.
I use this one on medium heat: https://www.amazon.com/treatment-Blepharitis-Therapy-Relieve-Syndrome/dp/B07P76NG3C/?pf_rd_r=WGK131FNS0S2Y1WBBFB0&pf_rd_p=396c0314-c1f6-41c2-b37b-91540c07423f&pd_rd_r=1b5083e2-40a1-418c-9b57-2563b64bfd9d&pd_rd_w=ravN2&pd_rd_wg=ozvI...
It looks like Drop of Diviniti failed to pay the graphics designer to remove the FIVERR watermark from their graphics haha. See https://www.amazon.com/Heated-Eye-Mask-Dry-Eyes/dp/B085RT8P8Q/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=DROP+OF+DIVINITI&qid=1645585005&sr=8-6.
Products like this scare me. If the manufacturer takes shortcuts on the graphics, what other shortcuts are they taking to squeeze the slightest profit possible out?
My favorite thing I've gotten so far is a single eye compress: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07N1VXXQ4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I feel like once you get the heating down for bruder masks they're pretty nice, but constantly just laying there with my eyes closed unable to do anything is really frustrating for me. The single eye compress allows me to heat each eye for 5min at a time, as often as I want, with minimal disruption to whatever I was doing. I've been sticking to heat treatments a lot more now that I have a way to do them while still keeping up with whatever else I want.
I really wish I could find something like this that has a freezable gel pack, because I need cold treatments for inflammation too. Right now, I'm still stuck lying in bed everytime I need to ice my eyes.
I use a Wizard Research USB eye mask.
As others are saying the Bruder mask lost heat very quickly.
The wizard mask is excellent. I use it 10 minutes per day at it works well.
If this hasn't already been mentioned, book an appointment with an ophthalmologist who specializes in dry eye. I wish I had done this years ago. I finally saw one after dealing with this for many years.
If you are going to get an eye mask, I recommend a USB-powered one because they stay warm. After trying a few, I invested in one - Wizard Industries brand. https://www.amazon.ca/DRY-EYE-MASK-Wizard-Research/dp/B07X58XS45
It's pricey but a game changer and totally worth it.
I was told by my ophthalmologist that the most effective supplements to take are a good quality omega 3, vitamin D3 and a probiotic that contains Lactobacillus acidophilus.
But the best advice I can give is to get your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist ASAP. An optometrist can't really do much.
you want something like that
Electric eye mask.
Aroma Season Heated Eye Mask, For Stye Blepharitis Moist Treatment with Flaxseed, Warm Therapy to Unclog glands, Relieve Dry Eye Syndrome, Chalazion, Stye, MGD and Blepharitis (Blue) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LBL172C/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_6E8YTZVSFGFG3C6WFSCH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
You NEED hydroeye, eye vitamins recommended by my optometrist. I was so tired of the exterior remedies, so is was time to try something internally and it has helped tremendously.
Reviews here if you want different opinions:
HydroEye Softgels - Dry Eye Relief - Features GLA, EPA, DHA and Other Key Nutrients - 120 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003UNOY7Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_Y2R391KKJWYPGN64WBPH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I use this one but there are lesser cost ones available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/RESEARCH-ELECTRIC-DRY-EYE-MASK/dp/B09NX6R7CZ
I bought a pair of blue light blocking glasses from Amazon and they have really helped the eye strain that comes with dry eye.
For me what causes the most strain is my phone and laptop. I have no issues with the TV and with my Kobo (e-reader). I'd say figure out which of the devices are the most taxing to your eyes and just limit the amount you look at them.
What really helps me is to get outside for a walk or do other activities that don't involve screens. I feel like as long as you break it up and don't spend long periods of time looking at digital devices, you'll give your eyes some relief.
Hi. I saw a dry eye specialist a month or so after making this post and they determined I had blepharitis, which was causing meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), which was causing me to have evaporative dry eye. Essentially the meibum in my tears wasn't being produced properly causing the tears to not have the correct oils in them which means they would dry extremely quickly, causing the irritating feeling of dryness in my eyes.
They ended up doing this 'deep clean' and gave me these eye drops. I'm not entirely sure how effective the deep clean was, but the eye drops have been a life saver. Was initially skeptical because of the 'manuka honey' thing and thinking that might be a bit of a fad. But they're genuinely the only eye drops that have helped me.
I use this with just tap water: Humidifier with Essential Oils humidifiers, Mini Cool Mist Humidifier Ultrasound for Bedroom, Desktop, Travel, Car 7 Colorful, Two Spray Modes, Auto Shut-Off https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08K97NLPY/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_K93EY54GA41NQJTAAHRG?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Sure, here it is: RENPHO Eye Massager with Heat & Bluetooth Music, Rechargeable Eye Care Machine with 5 Modes Relax and Reduce Eye Strain Dark Circles Eye Bags Dry Eye Improve Sleep, Ideal Family Gifts https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088BCRXHJ/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_a_N8TB7SQ81G7KRXB8X3K3?psc=1
I use the heat only mode, but feel free to try all the modes if you like.
I think you’re right to worry - you’re very young! I just started treating my MGD so it’s not like I have some great, sage-y wisdom to impart…. But fwiw, my specialist is having me start a megadose of Omegas (in conjunction with IIPL - just had my first session Monday!) I have been very confused on which one to try and the correct dosages… I’ve been on one from Costco & Target for a year with no benefit, so I bought it from the Dr. Mine was cheaper there than on Amazon. I’m extraordinarily skeptical of supplements and anything that doesn’t have a USP label, but I am desperate for relief… I’ll know in 3 months if it helps I suppose!
PRN DE3 Omega Benefits (New & Improved Formula - 3 Per Day Serving) - Support for Eye Dryness - 2240mg EPA & DHA in The Triglyceride Form | 3 Month Supply… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZFX66M9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_M0ZZ900JD8BRW2C9YKMV?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
They are usually dark orange, sometimes even red. Yellow tint sounds more like 50-75%* which won't cut it in case of severe dry eyes. Can you try the Spectra479 of Amazon? https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Blocking-Amber-Glasses-Sleep/dp/B01GSFTX08/
*"Clear lenses block a maximum of 40% of blue light; yellow lenses block a maximum of 75% of blue light; and red lenses block up to 100% of blue, green and violet light" https://truedark.com/best-blue-light-blocking-glasses/
Have you tried this when sleeping?
I use drops of Celluvisc at night to create a seal around my eyes since they don't close fully when I sleep. It helps keep my eyelids shut.
Some clarifying questions
How much omega 3 do you take and how much EPA/DHA is in there? How long and how many times do you do warm compress for? How do you do your eyelid massage after warm compress?
Someone linked this one that has all IRT5 probiotics. It may have more I haven’t looked at it. I don’t know if there’s one that only has all 5, you may have to buy individual strains if you only want those
I did find this one, that seems to have all 5 of the IRT5 strains:
No idea if it's any good though.
You mean this one? That's not actually a prebiotic, but a supplement of bacteriophage viruses that kill bacteria. You probably has an imbalance in your gut microbiome and this stuff is helping with that.
Amazon! Optimel Manuka Honey Forte Eye Gel 10ml … https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DQM93PQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_EZTNJCE5AW3ZKFBBKZEN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
The gel I use once a day at night, and the drops twice a day- once in the morning and once midday! Optimel Manuka Honey Eye Drops 10ml … https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MD4Q6YF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_HGJSFJC43Q0ZTJEX8M38?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
In the UK I get from Amazon Optimel Manuka Honey Eye Drops 10ml https://www.amazon.co.uk/Optimel-Manuka-Honey-Drops-10ml/dp/B07MD4Q6YF/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?crid=2Y6NOUC2YFQ2N&keywords=manuka+honey+eye+drops&qid=1640117743&sprefix=manuka+honey+eye%2Caps%2C70&sr=8-3
I bought this for my autologous serum drops.
Apollo Walker Insulin Cooler... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DHGP98X?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I keep the whole case in the freezer at home and then in a cooler with ice until I’m at the airport and kept it in my carry on. I took it out of my bag at TSA but and told an agent it’s medication and they didn’t care about it at all.
Then I keep the drops in the ice bucket at hotels, and the packs, too, before the return flight. They don’t stay cold very long this way but it’s often the best I can do.
If you want to keep the others frozen, you can check a box with ice backs. I’ve done this for frozen green chile. :)
Nice to hear!
Is it this one: https://www.amazon.com/Aroma-Season-Flaxseed-Syndrome-Blepharitis/dp/B07LBL172C ?
Stupid question: are you suppose to have the cover on it while you use it?
My eye doctor told me it does matter which brand because of how they make it… but I don’t remember the full story. He suggested this stuff.
PRN Dry Eye Omega De3 (New & Improved Formula - 3 Per Day Serving) - Support for Eye Dryness - 2240mg EPA & DHA in The Triglyceride Form
I’ve always had very oily skin, though perimenopause has made it drier. My scalp has developed dry, flaky spots. I tried switching shampoos, using diluted apple cider vinegar, using body lotion, using oils like nigella or marula, etc—but i only wash my hair every four or five days. So lately I’ve been using this L’Oreal scalp tonic/lotion, which is working well. I put it on m’y dry spots every other night using an eyedropper, and it doesn’t make my hair oily. Perhaps worth looking into.
Here's a link to it
Un Petroleum Jelly Un-Petroleum https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002N2LBDI/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_ZRJX2VEEZV4YTN7XREFX
I was using it on my face for a night time moisturizer and got it in my eyes and realized the next morning my eyes were much better. Now I put it along my waterline and on my eyelids before bed and it seems to really help.
genteel severe eye gel and this microwavable eye mask has been helping me survive.
I agree there is not enough information. Need to know what you use to heat and a before/after picture. I use an electric heating pad so I am sure I don't get "too much" or "too little" heat each time. I use this one but there are other options:
No. I gave up on trying to get the Bruder type masks to get to the right temp and stay that way for 10 minutes. Thus I went electric of this type:
My wife uses one also. No problems since we switched to electric.
I gave up on Bruder mask type solutions as it was too variable in results. I use an electric heated eye pad. I use this one but there are other options:
You look great from the side and I am sad this is an issue for you aesthetically because I honestly don't even know what you're referring to. You just look like a person with nice eyes. :)
I use this mask, and the filling is free to move inside the cover so it naturally falls into my eye sockets most times, and if not it's easy to gently press it where you want it to go. It also smells like roasted rice tea when you heat it and is super relaxing.
Yes, here! That's the one i'm using.
Yes thats it. Its very popular but not the only one. I actually prefer my thermalon (see link below).
- thermalon covers more area, kind of wraps the whole eye area and then some. This helps create a better moisture pocket. However, the beads aren’t packed as tight, so sometimes you need to shift them around with your fingers. Coincidentally, that actually makes the beads massage your eyelids gently enough to promote oil flow. So have fun with it haha.
- bruder is less hassle for keeping beads in place because theyre more tightly packed. This means they apply direct heat better unadjusted. However, the design downside is they are designed to cover each eye rather than the whole eye area of the face.
Thermalon Dry Eye Moist Heat Compress 1 ea (5 pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017FNAT96/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_GZYK0WBWJQ56NA17861T?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Is this the correct Bruder pack? This is the one I ordered and the one my doctors office carries.
And thank you for the tips.
Here's the link to the mask I have
tried couple times per day
tried 10+ times per day
tried 20+ times per day
this was called the gold standard eye drop by many drs i have seen
Yes Oasis REST & RELIEF Eye Mask - Adjunct Hot and Cold Therapy for the relief of Dry Eye Symptoms https://www.amazon.com/Oasis-REST-RELIEF-Eye-Mask/dp/B01E6NRM3E
My eye doctor told me how to use it...microwave for 30 seconds and let it cool off for a second... it should be hot but not too much
then lay back and rest for 7-10 min
afterwards gently massage your upper and lower eyelids
this warms up the lubrication in the glands and helps it flow better
Sounds like you’ve got a few things going on but something you can try for your morning dryness are eye seal goggles. It’s kind of pricey but if you are sleeping with your eye cracked open even a little- these things help and might help your eyes from further damage.
This is my favourite:
This is another good one that most people buy:https://www.amazon.co.uk/EyeBag%C2%AE-MGDRx%C2%AE-Warm-Compress-English/dp/B001U7RKUK/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=mgd+eye+bag&qid=1617431507&sprefix=mgd&sr=8-3
Have you ever used those devices that look like VR glassesmassager that heats up and massage? Are those good?
Nature Drop's Organic Castor Oil,1 oz - 100% USDA Certified Pure Cold Pressed Hexane free - Best oil Growth For Eyelashes, Hair, Eyebrows, Face and Skin, Triple Filtered, Great for Acne https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HE3QBXA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_11RS5RGHXE8YBQPDMZBK
This is by far the best one I have used. It gets hot enough that I actually only use the medium setting. And it has a timer in 20 minute increments
What was your question? I personally use this one, and I quite like it compared to the other ones I've tried.
I got the drops and eye wipes from Amazon.
Refresh Optive Mega-3 Lubricant Eye Drops, 30 Single-Use Containers, 0.01 Fl Oz, 30 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074ZHK96H/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_.UaDDbJW98AK3
OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Original, Pre-Moistened Pads, 30 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000PY15I2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_UVaDDbJ0R29AV
I’ve tried a silicone mask from amazon for a few months. I wouldn’t say that helped me... it was weird because the skin around my eyes would be soaking wet, but my eyes would still be dry. But of course, you may have better luck.
Eyeseals 4.0 Hydrating Sleep Mask for Nighttime Dry Eye Relief (Charcoal) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J6JEKTW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_ZDhtsG8VRs7RE
I never had much luck with the microwavable eye masks since they only seem to last 5-7 minutes. I recently purchased an electric heated eye mask from amazon that is made with Flaxseed and has different settings which allows me to use the high setting for 20 minutes in the mornings before I get out of bed. I have seen a HUGE difference since using this.
I also purchased a sleep mask to use at night to keep the light and air out while still being comfortable which has helped me out quit a bit.
I bought a Honeywell HCM350W humidifier off Amazon like 1 month ago. It's pretty small tbh. I haven't done anything with the filter so far and I still wake up with the same benefits to my eyes. The water where I live (Long Island, NY) isn't so hard, and the humidity isn't so bad here either, so I only ever use the humidifier on the lowest setting. However I should probably clean all of it sometime soon
Ultimately the humidifier wasn't what gave me the long-lasting relief that I really needed, and it this point I don't think I really need it anymore (many nights I don't even use it). After about 2.5 months of taking Xiidra (twice a day), I finally noticed some big-time long-lasting relief in my dry eye sypmtoms. The humidifier does make a noticeable difference in how my eyes feel when I wake up, but after 15 minutes that dryness will go away, especially if I take my regular morning dose of Xiidra.
I did buy these eye covers https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07LBL172C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1 and they have worked quite well in the few times I've used. It is USB powered, and it has 3 heat settings (two are 20 minutes long, one is 60 minutes long).
As for Doxy, I still haven't taken it and I was prescribed to take a month of Doxy last Tuesday. I refuse to take it because, as I described earlier, problems with Tinnitus (that have thankfully gone away) prevent me from even entertaining the idea.
As someone who uses their computer for work, I can't imagine not being able to use my computer just because of dry eye.
I am currently taking TheraTears Omega3 supplements, though idk if its making a difference (have to still take them), but i'll let you know how it works out.