Face Masks May Be Causing Eye Irritation & How to Stop It

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­­­­Have you noticed your eyes burning or stinging when you are wearing your face mask? You are not alone!

When wearing face masks exhaled air goes through the top of the mask and dries the eyes. One of the most common forms of occasional dry eye is tear film evaporation.

When wearing our PPEs our breath is directed right into our eyes, which can dry our natural tears, cause eye inflammation, and increase oxidative stress. When wearing your face mask, you may experience symptoms of occasional dry eye include redness of the eyes, a stinging or burning sensation, feeling like you have something in your eye, difficulty wearing contact lenses, difficulty driving at night, watery eyes or eye fatigue.

Making sure your daily diet is packed with nutrients such as omega-3 fish oil, flaxseed, borage seed oil, and turmeric can help to fight against occasional dry eye. Viteyes Tear Support is a nutritional supplement formulated with these key nutrients to help soothe your eyes including:

  • Omega-3 fish oil – Helps suppress inflammation of the tear gland and support a healthy tear-film oil layer.**
  • Flaxseed oil – Promotes meibomian gland secretions.
  • Borage seed oil – Stimulates tear production.*
  • Vitamin B6 – Aids in proper absorption of magnesium – necessary for tear production.
  • Turmeric – Helps fight inflammation.
  • Vitamin E – Antioxidant to help fight oxidative stress in the eye.


Taking a nutritional supplement can help relieve this occasional dry eye from the inside out.

Viteyes Tear Support is formulated with these key eye nutrients to improve hydration in the eye, lower inflammation in the eye, and provide relief for occasional dry eye without the drops.

Viteyes Tear Support is the perfect supplement to help provide eye comfort and fight against occasional dry eye from wearing PPE.





* Thornton, MD, Spencer P.& Troyer, MT, MA, Ellen. Dry Eye: Inflammation & Nutrition. Opthalmology Management. May 1, 2006.

**Macsai, MD, Marian S. The Role of Omega-3 Dietary Supplementation in Blepharitis and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society. December 2008; 106: 336–356.