Are there alternative treatments for dry eyes?

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There are a number of alternative treatments that can help relieve the symptoms of dry eyes. Increasing consumption of fatty acids, particularly of the omega-3 variety, is one treatment for dry eyes. These fatty acids can come from supplements or the diet. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids include oily fish, walnuts, and flaxseeds. Other alternative treatments include increasing the humidity in the home, applying warm compresses to the eyes, or massaging the eyelids.

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