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Used Tea Bags Provide Relief for Dry Eye

A warm compress applied to the eyes can help provide relief from symptoms of evaporative dry eye caused by winter weather (cold windy conditions), central heating and prolonged screen use.

Symptoms of evaporative dry eye include: dry, itchy, red, gritty or even watery eyes.


How to Make a Tea Bag Compress

Make a cuppa as you normally would but hold the milk and sugar.

Once your tea has brewed squeeze the tea bag out, allow it to cool for a couple of minutes*, then sit back, close your eyes and place the bags over your eyelids.

Relax with the tea bag(s) in place for 5 to 10 minutes.

Make sure you use a separate bag for each eye.


If your symptoms persist speak to your optometrist or pharmacist for advice.



*Ensure the tea bag has cooled sufficiently before placing on your eyes


Published: November 2021