KEEP AN EYE ON IT!
Dry eyes are another possible side effect of the menopause – in fact, around 60% of us suffer from them during that time. It’s unclear why, but it’s reckoned that hormones alter the composition of our tears. THE ANSWER? To get some lubrication back! Do that with a smart combo of herbal supplements and drops. Try…
Sea Buckthorn Oil – rich in omega 7, it helps bring moisture back to mucous membranes. Take it along with your regular omega 3s.
Euphrasia – a herb also known as eyebright. Look for eye drops that contain it, as it’s a traditional remedy for eye dryness. Try Pharma Nord Omega 7 Sea Buckthorn Oil, £19.95 for 60 capsules, and A. Vogel Eye Drops with Euphrasia, £8.95 for 10ml (both hollandandbarrett.com). GOOD MOVE? Drink lots of water – apparently your eyes dry out first when you’re dehydrated. And use a humidifier in your office – computer screens don’t help!