Your doctor can help you decide what eye treatments are best for you. If you are having trouble keeping your eyes wet (lubricated) because it is difficult to blink or close them, you may wish to do some of the following:
- Use eye drops frequently (as often as your eye feels dry, or, at minimum, every hour).
- Apply an eye ointment at night.
- Use an eye patch during the day and/or at night to help the eye stay closed and keep moisture in. You can also occasionally hold your eye closed.
- Wear eyeglasses as your doctor or ophthalmologist prescribes.
Keeping your eyes moist will help prevent serious scarring that could happen if your cornea becomes dry and gets scratched.