There may have a situation why you are unable to produce even one drop of tear when you are emotionally moved by a tear jerker movie. It's time for you to realize that you have dry eyes. You may also have pain in your eyes when you have dry eyes. Burning and stinging sensation could also be felt in your eyes. As it progresses, you may have a mild blurred vision, and your eyes may become sensitive to light.
Now, let's see some of the remedies that you can try at home. Take a washcloth and dip it in mild warm water, and then squeeze it so that water is completely gone. Now, place this on your closed eyelids. Keep it there for about 10-15 minutes. Do this several times a day.
Next, choose the right artificial tears for your eyes. This can be applied several times a day because it acts as the real tear and can also sooth the burning sensation in your eyes. However, you will have to try various such lotions to see what really works for you. Moreover, make sure that you don't buy any product which uses preservatives in it, because it can damage your eyes. Always look for labels 'non-preserved' or 'preservative-free' on the cover.
Too much hot or cold air isn't good for your eyes. Stay away from both as much as you could. The air from the air conditioner or the air coming from your vehicle vent etc. must be avoided. At least make sure that it does not directly project to your eyes. Even at home, make sure that your eyes don't get exposed to too hot or too cold air.
Outdoors can aggravate the symptoms of dry eye. The sunlight, low humidity and wind can have a negative effect on the dry eye. Direct exposure to sunlight is not at all suggested, you are advised to wear sunglass or goggles to protect your eyes. Wraparound sunglasses are really good for any outdoor activity since they can protect air coming from side ways. However, ski goggles would be the best option when you go for any outdoor activity, as it is capable of creating a safe chamber for your eyes protecting your eyes from wind, sunlight and low humidity.
Next, blink as much as you could. When you are doing a work requires concentration, you may stare at a particular object or direction for a long period of time without blinking your eyes. This can worsen your dry eye problem. Driving, sewing, typing at a video terminal and watching television can make you continuously stare at an object for a longer period. Make sure that you take a break in between to blink. This really helps as the blinking restores the tear film.
Since the low humidity can leave a bad effect on dry eye, try to use a humidifier at home. Make sure that you keep the air moisturized at home. This could be largely helpful in dealing with dry air. Also, if you are in an airplane cabin, don't forget to use the artificial tears.