Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

In addition to following your doctor's instructions for care, you can try these techniques to help reduce glare or make your eyes feel better.

  • Apply over-the-counter (nonprescription) salt solution (5 percent sodium chloride) eyedrops or ointment.
  • Wear wraparound sunglasses with ultraviolet protection.
  • Dry your eyes with a hair dryer. Hold it at arm's length and direct warm — not hot — air across your face two or three times a day. This helps remove excess fluid in the cornea and dry out microscopic swelling and blisters on the surface of the cornea.
Jul. 22, 2014

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