decreasing tear production
If the tear film decreases it can cause discomfort, burning, blurring and redness to the eyes. People affected include those with:
peri or post-menopausal changes
diuretic and anti-histamine usage
Try to avoid direct wind, sun, fans, car vents pointed at your eyes. Also limit decongestant medication. Use a humidifier if possible.
Small silicone plugs can be easily inserted into the drainage canal of the lids, allowing you to keep your own tears from leaving the eye surface. No surgery is necessary.
Artificial tears contain a combination of soothing saline and oils to help lubricate and protect the cornea. Use them liberally whenever your eyes are burning. At bedtime consider gel formulations.
Medications like Restasis and Xiidra can promote reactivation of the lacrimal glands when used regularly. This is very effective particularly with more advanced dry eye sufferers.