Dry Eye During the Menopause

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Ad. When I started suffering from symptoms of dry eye I feared something was very wrong. I panicked/freaked out/made a complete fool of myself in the opticians… Although I wasn’t aware at the time, dry eye is a common condition and symptom during the perimenopause. Have you suffered from dry eye during the menopause?

Symptoms of dry eye include:

  • Blurred Vision
  • Excessive watering
  • Photophobia
  • Dryness
  • Irritation from the wind

If you’re having problems with your eyes and vision it’s always best to get an official diagnosis but, while you’re waiting check out Théa’s Symptom Checker. You can find it here.

Zaspray eye spray.


1 in 5 adults suffer with Dry Eye symptoms every day, and many more will have episodes when they are in certain environments, like air conditioned offices or doing specific activities, such as using a computer for prolonged periods. 

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Causes of dry eye

Dry Eye is more common among women, and in older people, but there are many other factors that can increase your likelihood

  • Hormonal changes – dry eye is a very common symptom of the menopause
  • Computer use
  • Being dehydrated 
  • Pollution or dry environments 
  • Some medications
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Treating Dry eye

Dry eye disease can be effectively treated with eye drops, gels, ointments or allergy medicines and Théa Eye Health has something to suit everyone, including:

  • Thealoz Duo Drops
  • Zaspray
  • BlephaClean
  • BlephaEyeBag

As someone who also suffers from hay fever (which mainly affects my eyes and can be quite debilitating) these soothing products are seasonal must haves.

It is also important to eat a balanced diet that includes Omega – 3 fatty acids (beneficial for the oil-producing glands in the eyelids), and to make sure you stay hydrated all day.


Other foods which can support eye health include nuts, seeds and leafy green vegetables.

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My favourites from the Théa range are:

  • BlephaClean eye wipes – Despite suffering from dry eye and hay fever I’m also very vain and won’t leave the house without a coat of mascara, or three. BlephaClean eye wipes are preservative and perfume free, they gently cleanse the eyelids and eye lashes and make removing makeup from sore eyes pain free.
  • Zaspray – is a genius, easy to use product which offers instant relief from itchy, dry eyes. It’s soothing, calming and mess free.
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Théa is a dependable pharmaceutical brand and one I’m happy to entrust my precious eyes with.

To learn more about Théa eye care and shop the full range, click here.

Enjoy the rest of the week. Stay well,

Charlotte x

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To learn about the benefits of raw honey during the menopause click here.


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