Popular dry eye hacks and why we don’t recommend them 

One popular hack making the rounds is to cut an onion to induce your eyes to produce more natural tears. Another hack is to use a boiled egg for a nightly heated eye compress. Both of these probably won't cause harm, but there are certainly far more hygienic and effective options. 

The hack we are most concerned about is applying honey directly to the eyes - that could most certainly result in a trip to A&E - stick to manuka honey eye drops instead!

Using diluted baby shampoo as a daily lid cleanser or makeup remover is a classic dry eye hack that has been around for years. This would be okay once in a while to clean your lids but one of the most important dry eye studies conducted found that baby shampoo can destabilize the tear film - and over time this can inflame the front of the eye.





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