Do you suffer from dry eyes?
You might feel that your eye has grit or sand in it. Perhaps your eyes overwater so you have to wipe your eyes regularly. Are your eyes red and sore?
It is not a huge issue for me but my husband feels his dry eyes are often one of the signs of tiredness. He also feels air conditioning systems in office environments don’t help matters.
Dry eyes cause irritation and difficulty focussing especially on vdu work.
Dr David Mantle FRSC FRCPath, medical adviser at Pharma Nord says of Omega 7 (sea buckthorn oil capsules): ‘Sea buckthorn oil is extracted from berries of the sea buckthorn plant, a medicinal shrub originating in the Himalayas. It is a particularly rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), specifically omega-7 (palmitoleic and cis-vaccenic acids), omega-3 (linoleic acid) and omega-6 (alpha-linoleic acid), together with antioxidants (tocopherols, tocotrienols, carotenoids). The PUFAs and antioxidants present in Pharma Nord’s Omega 7 sea buckthorn oil capsules act in synergy to maintain the structure and function of mucous membranes throughout the body, including those forming the outer surface of the eye. In a randomised controlled clinical trial, patients with dry eye syndrome given Omega 7 as an oral supplement (2gm day for 3months) showed a significant improvement in symptoms.’
If dry eyes are a regular problem it is worth a check up with your optician in case it may be symptom of underlying health problem.