Homoeopathic eye drops
Although there are some homeopathic remedies for dry eyes, the only long established remedy is Euphrasia. Euphrasia is a plant that has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and is used for inflammatory processes in the eye. Further areas of application are dry eyes.
Another plant that is gaining more and more importance in the treatment of dry eyes is the medicinal plant Malva (Malva sylvestris). This plant has water-binding properties and forms a protective film on the eye. Therefore it can be used for dry eyes.
There are also many herbal eye drops that work against dry eyes. The best known of them contain the active ingredient Euphrasia, also called eyebright. These drops are drizzled into the eye once or twice a day, as required.
Eye drops with blueberry or chamomile can also be used. A herbal eye bath with Euphrasia, aloe vera and hyaluronic acid proves to be even more effective than drops. We also recommend our page on: Euphrasia Eye DropsWala Eye Drops are colloquially known as “eyebright“.
This is actually a medicinal herbal remedy of the Euphrasia plant. This plant is mainly spread in Western, Southern and Central Europe. Because of its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect, Wala drops are used especially for reddened, irritated eyes and allergic inflammation of the conjunctiva.
Wala Drops can also help with dry eyes, as they also regulate the fluid balance in the eye. Wala Drops can also be used for tired eyes. As Euphrasia has a refreshing effect, it helps in the treatment of stressed eyes. Wala curd cheese can also be used for pregnant and breastfeeding women, children and when using contact lenses.
Dry eyes through contact lenses
The contact lenses are in constant contact with the tear fluid of the eye, as they rest on it. Soft contact lenses in particular run the risk of absorbing the eye’s fluid and thus drying out the eyes. This is especially the case during long periods of working at a computer screen, when there is little blinking.
In such a case, the use of artificial tears can increase the problem of dry eyes. If eye drops containing active substances or even antibiotic eye drops are used, soft contact lenses should not be worn. These absorb the dissolved active ingredients from the eye drops and this can lead to a local overdose.
With hard contact lenses this problem does not exist. The adhesion of the contact lenses is also more difficult when using eye drops, as the tear film lying on the eye is thinned. Special caution is required when using eye drops with preservatives in combination with soft contact lenses.
The preservatives can deposit in the contact lens and cause damage to the cornea. With hard contact lenses this problem is not so pronounced. Contact lenses are very popular with many people for various reasons.
But especially the daily use of contact lenses can lead to an evaporation of the tear fluid. This causes an unpleasant dry feeling in the eye. If you still want to wear your contact lenses, eye drops can help you.
However, you should urgently consult your ophthalmologist before doing so! How your eye reacts to the eye drops depends on your contact lens and the composition of the eye fluid. It is recommended that you pay attention to the following:
- Prefer eye drops without preservatives: Soft contact lenses in particular absorb the ingredients contained in the eye drops.
If your eye drops contain preservatives, the preservatives will be absorbed into the contact lens. These can damage the cornea of the eye! You should therefore urgently use preservative-free eye drops.
Furthermore, they should not contain any phosphate. – Pay attention to the correct use of the eye drops: It is recommended to apply the eye drops at least 15 minutes before inserting the contact lenses. This applies especially to soft contact lenses.
- Ask your optician or ophthalmologist for advice: Depending on whether you have hard or soft contact lenses, different eye drops may be suitable for you. Eye drops containing hyaluron are recommended, as they can fix the tear film despite the contact lens. For hard contact lenses Artelac drops with the active ingredient Hypromellase help.