Feeling dry or like you have a grain of sand in your eyes? Burning, itching or tingling? What if you suffer from dry eye syndrome? A pathology which concerns 49.5% of people working on a screen for more than 4 hours a day¹.
Phone, computer, television, tablet… We spend an average of 5 hours every day in front of screens of all kinds1 and 59% of French people admit to having increased this duration after the first confinement2. The risk with such practices is to cause dry eye, a syndrome well identified in ophthalmology since it represents 25% of reasons for consultation.3. Appearing benign and subjective because it manifests itself as discomfort, dry eye syndrome is in reality a pathology which can lead to serious damage to the ocular surface. It is therefore urgent to be aware of this, especially if the symptoms persist and worsen.4. Although certain simple habits can be implemented on a daily basis to limit discomfort, this is not enough to repair the microtrauma that has been generated.
Blinking is good for your eyesight
Looking at a screen reduces the frequency and amplitude of blinking, especially when a task requires a lot of eye attention. So, during prolonged computer tasks, the blink frequency drops from 10-12 to only about 7 per minute. And when these blinks become insufficient or incomplete, they no longer sufficiently stimulate the Meibomian glands which secrete tears.
However, tears have an essential function for the good health of the ocular surface: they nourish the cornea, lubricate it and clean it of foreign bodies. They therefore form a protective barrier.
In fact, if tear production is permanently and repeatedly impaired, certain symptoms may appear: feeling of dryness or grit in the eyes; burning, itching or tingling; eye fatigue and blurred vision; eyelids sticking together in the morning without purulent discharge; sensitivity to light, red and tired eyes, eye pain… Symptoms which tend to increase with age, wearing contact lenses and cigarette smoke, and exacerbated in cases of high temperatures, d dry atmosphere (fan, air conditioning, etc.) and pollen.
A solution that relieves and hydrates
The leading independent European group in ophthalmology and historically committed to eye health, Théa laboratories have developed a range of over-the-counter products to address the main problems most frequently expressed in pharmacies.
Larmscreen is a medical device intended for hydration and relief of dry or tired eyes exposed to screens. It provides immediate and lasting comfort thanks to its dual moisturizing and lubricating function while participating in the healing of the ocular surface. A soothing action that even contact lens wearers can benefit from.
A bottle that prevents any bacterial contamination
The other feat of Théa laboratories is to offer preservative-free eye drops so as not to generate side effects or toxic reactions. A great performance made possible thanks to the packaging in ABAK bottles, a compendium of technology which has made Théa famous on a global scale. This multidose bottle is based on a system as complex as it is ingenious, which prevents any bacterial contamination and delivers a single, calibrated drop. Result: Larmancre can be used for a long time, i.e. 3 months after opening.
And you, do you suffer from dry eyes? Evaluate your symptoms using the Laboratoires Théa self-diagnostic test!