Dry Eyes and Eyelash Extensions

Dry eyes syndrome…what is it and how does it effect your lash extensions.

As defined by the American Optometric Association:

“Dry eye is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears or have a poor quality of tears. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults…
People with dry eyes may experience symptoms of irritated, gritty, scratchy, or burning eyes, a feeling of something in their eyes, excess watering, and blurred vision. Advanced dry eyes may damage the front surface of the eye and impair vision”.

In other words… It’s a break down in tear communication!

Those who have dry eyes are still able to wear eyelash extensions as long as they take extra care of the extensions. The ReLash appointments may be more frequent for some semi-permanent extension wearers.

The main instruction for the After Care is to not get the extensions wet for at least 48 hours.
How does someone with dry eyes handle this? I asked a client and she tells me that she keeps tissue near by and uses her eye drops sparingly…when she does use the eye drops she tries her best to keep the drops going directly into the eye and not to drip around the eye.

Another major factor, the Xtreme Lashes Protective Coating! When used twice a week, the Protective Coating gives your semi-permanent extensions a higher chance of staying on longer.

During her most recent ReLash appointment we snapped these photos. After 3 1/2 weeks since her previous visit, she still has almost 50% of her extensions attached!


Wearing semi-permanent extensions takes commitment….when dealing with additional factors such as dry eyes, it takes an extra step to keep the lashes looking Fab!

3 thoughts on “Dry Eyes and Eyelash Extensions

  1. Lash extensions is a good solution for immediate result, but be aware that no matter what type of extension you get they will thin out your natural eyelashes. Other thing to keep in mind is the maintenance and restriction of having eyelash extension.

    1. Thank you for responding. I have to disagree with your statement about the thinning of lashes, it depends on the type of extension applied, technicians skill and the aftercare. I have personally worn semi-permanent eyelash extensions since 2007 and my natural lashes are in great shape without the use of an eyelash growth serum. I will agree that eyelash extensions are not conducive for everyone’s lifestyle. There are many other great alternatives available to having fabulous lashes.

  2. Dry eye syndrome is a problem involving your tears. Your eyes need tears to stay clean and healthy. With dry eye syndrome, your tear glands don’t make enough tears or your tears evaporate too fast that causes dry eyes.

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