Taking care of dry eyes in midlife and beyond

This post is sponsored by Avenova and all opinions are the writer´s.

Dry eyes entered my life when I started menopause. Having a surefire remedy on hand makes my life, and my eyesight, a lot better. #ad #dryeyes #eyehealth #midlife

I´d never really had a dry-eye problem until I started menopause at 51. The worst part of dry eyes for me is that, when it becomes severe, it affects my eyesight. I recall a time when my vision was blurry when I woke up in the morning, and my eyes even hurt a bit sometimes. I was sure it was something terrible. My ophthalmologist did a thorough examination and assured me I would feel a lot better after a treatment for dry eyes. He was right. After a month, I was able to go back to wearing my multifocal contact lenses again (I usually wear progressive glasses) without a care and my vision went back to normal.

During menopause, I also found that my eyes would more easily feel irritated. For a while I quit using mascara for that reason. Any small particle of debris would cause much discomfort, triggering tears that caused smudged makeup and make me a very unhappy camper.

Dry eyes entered my life when I started menopause. Having a surefire remedy on hand makes my life, and my eyesight, a lot better. #ad #dryeyes #eyehealth #midlife

I’m aware that dry eye disease is a natural part of the aging process, and that traditionally it was treated with artificial tears. Now it’s known that the root of dry eye disease is bacterial. That’s why it’s vital to clean our lids and lashes daily. Spraying Avenova (hypochlorous acid) on the eyelids and lashes daily is the easiest and most effective way to improve overall eye health.

I usually use it at night before going to bed, and in the morning. Once I´ve washed my face with a gentle cleanser and dried it, before I apply any kind of creams or lotions, I spray Avenova directly to the top of each eyelid. Then I wipe it off with a cotton pad. You can also spray Avenova on the cotton pad and then wipe one eyelid and, using a different cotton pad, then the other.

Avenova, when used as directed, provides relief in under 2 weeks. It´s effective, fast acting and soothing, which I´m extremely grateful for. It´s also the only Hypochlorous acid product with studies showing a reduction on the bacterial load on the skin around the lids and lashes.

You can purchase Avenova Direct on Amazon.

Dry eyes entered my life when I started menopause. Having a surefire remedy on hand makes my life, and my eyesight, a lot better. #ad #dryeyes #eyehealth #midlife


Lorraine C. Ladish

Bilingual and bicultural Latina editor, writer, speaker, online influencer, yogini and mom. Founder of Viva Fifty! Published author of 18 books. Her most recent book Your Best Age was released by HarperCollins in September of 2017.