Mild cases can often be treated with over-the-counter eye drops, or artificial tears. Other treatments include:
- Conserving tears: Blocking the tear ducts (or tear drains) helps tears stay in the eyes.
- Increasing tear production: Prescription eye drops and omega-3 fatty acid supplements can encourage the body to produce more tears. If your eyes are dry even with over-the-counter medications, call your doctor to discuss treatment options.