- Smoking while driving is especially unhealthy because of the confined space. It addition to damaging lungs and heart, cigarette smoke is extremely irritating to eyes – even with a window opened – making it much harder to pay attention.
- Drink plenty of water while driving to keep your body alert and your eyes moist. Luke-warm water is less likely to make you have to go to the bathroom.
- Sunglasses, obviously, can help reduce road glare.
- Eat foods with high water content, and easily digested foods (salads, fruit, carrots, celery, etc.). Avoid sugar, salt and grease that can give you a lift followed by a let-down.
- Get as much sleep as you can. Try to keep on as normal a sleep schedule as possible.
- Truck stop showers are great but long, luxuriant motel baths are even better. If you can’t take a bath, take frequent long, hot showers, keeping eyes opened and breathing in the steam.
- After sleeping, after showering, and several times a day in-between if your eyes are causing you problems, put hot compresses on your face and eyes with a wet, soap-less washcloth. Rinse and repeat several times. This will cleanse and moisturize the skin and eyes and keep your eyes happy, comfortable and healthy.