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Prevent Dry Eye with Healthy Skin

The skin on your face is sensitive, and caring for it is essential to reducing your risk of dry eye disease. Good nutrition, prioritizing skin care, and making sure you get essential vitamins and minerals can reduce inflammation that causes dry eye while leaving your skin feeling healthy and vibrant.

Get in touch with our team at Watson Dry Eye Center to discover how we can help you improve your skin health to prevent dry eye disease.

Why is Skin Nutrition
Important?

Skin nutrition is essential to preventing dry eye symptoms from occurring or worsening. Dry, cracked, irritated skin is associated with a higher risk of dry eye disease. Poor nutrition can also contribute to increased dry eye risk since essential vitamins and minerals can calm inflammation in your eyes and eyelids.

EltaMD & Eye Safe Makeup

Watson Dry Eye Center prioritizes your complete eye health, extending beyond the treatment of dry eye symptoms. 

We recommend EltaMD products, which are recognized by dermatologists for their gentle formulas and potential benefits. EltaMD offers a diverse range of products suitable for even sensitive skin types.

We also collaborate with ÈYES ARE THE STORY to offer eye-safe makeup. We can help guide you towards cosmetics specifically formulated to help you avoid dry eye symptoms. With products like facewash, serum, mascara, eyeliner, makeup removers, and more, we have something for everyone.

At Watson Dry Eye Center, you don’t have to sacrifice your eye health for a beautiful look.

Makeup Sensitivity

If you’re someone who loves experimenting with different makeup looks, it’s important to be aware of how certain products can affect your skin. Some people may experience sensitivity or allergic reactions to certain makeup ingredients, which can cause irritation, redness, or even breakouts.

To help avoid this, it’s important to choose makeup products that are gentle on your skin and free from harsh chemicals. Look for brands that use natural and organic ingredients, and always do a patch test before trying out a new product.

Essential Nutrition for Healthy Tears

There are a few important vitamins and minerals your body needs to maintain good skin and ocular health. They promote healthy tear production and good vision, which also reduces your risk of developing dry eye symptoms.

PRN De3 Omega-3s

Omega-3 fatty acids are vital to your eye health. They can help reduce inflammation and increase your tear quality by helping your meibomian glands produce the oily outer layer of your tears, which reduces evaporation.

PRN De3 Omega-3 supplements are designed to provide the body with the essential nutrients it needs to maintain overall health, particularly regarding eye health.

Some examples of omega-3 rich foods include:

  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Flaxseeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Walnuts

Maintaining a healthy diet and adequate body hydration are 2 essential factors for supporting both skin nutrition and eye health. A healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats can provide the necessary nutrients for skin and eye health.

Fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants like beta-carotene, which can help protect your eyes from damage caused by free radicals. Similarly, omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish like salmon, tuna, and mackerel help to support healthy eye function and reduce the risk of age-related eye conditions such as macular degeneration.

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for your eye health because it promotes healthy vision. It strengthens the eye surface, keeping it protected and less susceptible to dry eye.

Examples of Vitamin A rich foods include:

  • Carrots
  • Apricots
  • Broccoli
  • Red bell peppers
  • Sweet potatoes

Vitamin C helps improve tear breakup time, which increases your tear quality and effectiveness by keeping your eye surface moisturized for longer on a single blink.

Examples of Vitamin C rich foods include:

  • Oranges
  • Cooked spinach
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Tomatoes

Shop Dry Eye Products Online

Find dry eye products online with Watson Dry Eye Center. Browse our extensive online store through Dry Eye Rescue and discover a wide range of products formulated to help bring relief and comfort. Save on dry eye products by visiting our affiliate link. 

Promoting Healthy Skincare

To promote healthy, nourished skin, Dr. Watson recommends EltaMD skin products to protect your face from harmful UV rays, reduce bacteria buildup that can cause dry eye, and control skin inflammation. Visit us and we’ll help you find the right products for your skin health.

Our Location

Watson Dry Eye Center is located in Raleigh, right on the corner of Forest Pines Drive and Common Oaks Drive. There’s lots of parking available right in the lot right in front of our practice.        

Our Address

  • Suite 120
    11081 Forest Pines Dr.
  • Raleigh, NC 27614

Contact Us

Clinic Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Help Your Teen See & Be Seen
(Comfortably)

Our teenagers are spending more time every day on their screens. Dry eye symptoms can be exacerbated by excessive screen time which is becoming increasingly common among teenagers and young adults.

Your teen doesn’t have to struggle with dry eye symptoms. At Watson Dry Eye Center, we have an incredible team that specializes in dry eye treatment and management.

Their education and social life are the center of their world and dependent on clear, comfortable vision. Allow them to focus on it with dry eye treatment.  

Get ahead of dry eye by booking an appointment with our team.

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We are proud to offer telemedicine services for our patients at Watson Dry Eye Center in Raleigh, NC. Convenient, affordable, and secure, it allows patients to connect with us more easily and safely. While Telemedicine may not be appropriate for all services, we recommend it as an alternative to in-office exams when seeking non-emergent eye care. Pros […]

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Is your teenager suffering from dry eyes? You are probably spending significantly more time with your teenagers right now, so you may notice a few things: Are they glassy-eyed?  Well, of course they are.  They’re bored. See them rubbing their eyes?  Sure.  It’s Spring.  They have allergies. Are their eyes red?  Yep, they’ve been video gaming 4 […]

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Did you know you can do blinking exercises to help prevent dry eyes? Yes, even your eyelids need exercising! Your eyelid glands are crucial to keeping your eyes well-lubricated with the proper tear film. Keeping them fit and healthy means working them regularly and properly to avoid them drying out. Why Are Blinking Exercises Important? […]

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