Yes, Omega 3 oils are supposed to be good for dry eyes. I have read that Flax Seed Oil especially is supposed to be good for that. I have always had dry eyes, and after having Lasik surgery last year, they were extremely dry. The eye doctor told me to start on the flax oil before the surgery. I honestly don't know if it has helped or not, because mine was so bad, nothing seemed to help. I even got on Restasis for six months. Certainly worth a try though!
Hi Young Granny, Yes, my opthalmologist told me to use Omega-3 for dry eyes, too.
You may want to check out the eye & vision board, as there's a lot of info on dry eyes over there. I've been using flaxseed oil, but haven't noticed much difference yet. But I work in a dry, dusty office, using a computer all day, which doesn't help, especially if you are a contact wearer, too. Give it a try...it's good for the heart, too!
I started using fish oil (2 capsules a day) for dry eyes about a year ago, and now go for days without needing my dry eye drops, which I had been using up in great quantities. It has really helped me. At night I use a salve just before going to bed. This is a non prescription dry eye salve .. you squeeze a little into the eyes. It helps wake up without that sandy feeling. Good luck!