Short Take: Dry Eyes?

Winter is hard on every part of our bodies, but eyes really do suffer when the weather is dry.  I was complaining to a friend that I had dry, red, itchy eyes but no known allergies.  My doctor had recommended an effective but expensive over-the-counter eye drop that took care of the problem, but in the process made me wince at the price and because the drops stung.  She suggested a simple solution:  First use the least expensive plain old saline solution you can find then, if your eyes are still red, use the expensive stuff as a follow up in a now pre-moistened eye.  It works well and is effective. Most of the time I don’t even need anything but the saline solution.  Of course, that will change come spring.  Ah, spring.  Hurry spring.

Hard Times Come Calling On The Comfortable

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