If you have dry eyes, they will need more lubrication. This can accomplished with the use of artificial tears or ointment which are available over the counter at any pharmacy. Patients can also add moisture to their environment by adding a humidfier to their living space or turning down the air conditioning. If this is not succesful then you can see your eye doctor who can prescribe medicines that are designed to increase tear production. Other devices can also be applied by trained doctors to plug the exit of tears or tear supplements from escaping the eyes.
Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the white mucus membrane lining of the eyes. There are many causes for conjunctivitis such that an exact cause for this problem is difficult to determine without a proper exam. Infections are viral, bacterial, fungal or even parasitic and need approprite intibiotics. Allergic, toxic, or inflammatory conjunctivitis are also possible. Any conjunctivitis that lasts more than three days should be examined by a qualified eye doctor.