Fortifeye Super Omega-3 and Fortifeye Focus Testimonial
I suffer from post-LASIK severe dry eye syndrome now for three years. I have lived in locations ranging from Anchorage, AK, to Denver, CO, to my final destination of Outerbanks, NC.
I have studied all aspects of what makes my dry eyes better and worse. The easy ones, snow skiing, flights, computers, reading, and dwelling on how I screwed my eyes up worsen my condition. Humidity helps; in particular, humidity levels greater than 80% really helps, but greater than 70% is not too bad either. Once I get to humidity levels less than 60%, it doesn’t matter where I am, it often sucks.
Oddly, my eyes did worse in Anchorage than Denver. Now oddities are probably individualized, for instance: kite surfing and surfing only worsen my condition that following night (but if I flush my eyes with fresh water afterward, it is not as bad); however my eyes do a little better the following two or three days after being in the salt water.
Reading on the computer while blowing into a hot drink provides humidity/moisture relief. Coffee does not make my eyes worse. Two beers makes my eyes red and then dry the following morning, but they improve within hours.
Various drops seem to only provide relief for minutes. Thicker drops provide burning relief but are “bulky” and thus mildly uncomfortable in my eye.
Due to having small punctum, I am unsure if lower plugs provide a large relief or not. They seem to help me with my morning wake up dry eyes. So they have their place. Have not tried the upper plugs yet.
Looking for an answer, and seeing none, I sought advice from Dr. Michael Lange at The Lange Eye Institute in the Villages Florida .
Feeling I would try anything, I tried Fortifeye Focus and Fortifeye Super Omega-3. For six months, living in North Carolina with elevated humidity levels, I finally decreased my drop requirements from 4-6 times per day, to mornings only. Unsure if it was the vitamins or humidity, I would trial stopping the vitamins. Three various periods, with humidity levels at least over 70%, on cessation day # ~5, my eyes starting bothering me more. Each time I restarted the vitamins, and within a few days my eyes felt better.
Still unsure if other factors were weighing in on these trials, when my eyes felt the best they have in three years, I stopped the vitamins. Within two weeks, I felt my eyes gradually get worse. They had regressed to roughly their original dry levels. Thinking there was no hope, as I did not fly anywhere, had no recent colds, had not changed any daily factors, nor had the humidity levels dropped less than 70%; I was nervous. I restarted the vitamins (taking two Fortifeye Super Omega-3 and one Fortifeye Focus) and after three weeks, my eyes are close to being back to as good as they ever have been.
I cannot stress the importance of sleep, as well.
I think dry eyes is really an individualized syndrome. However, for me, the vitamins seem to help. I believe they might be as effective as punctal plugs for me. More importantly, they seem to calm some of the inflammatory response / burning for whatever reason.
At this point, I view the Fortifeye vitamins, more as a medicine, without the side effects. And with this medicine, I take it daily and now confidently believe the combination of sleep and Fortifeye has made a significant difference in my life.