Natural Remedies

Why do I have dry eyes?

Dry eyes are mainly a symptom of vitamin A deficiency. The condition could also come from inability to absorb this fat-soluble vitamin, in which case you need to support your gut for better absorption of it.

Cause #1: Vitamin A deficiency

Dry eyes could come from a vitamin A deficiency. The glands that produce tears and the ducts that the tears drain through are controlled by vitamin A. If you are deficient in this vitamin it can cause the inner lining of the ducts and the glands to get thicker and rougher. The production of tears or fluids can also diminish.


  • Consume vitamin A foods:

  • cod liver oil

  • liver

  • fatty fish

  • butter

  • cheese

  • egg yolks

  • beef

  • kale

  • leafy greens

Cause #2: Bile deficiency

If you don’t have enough bile due to some kind of gallbladder or liver issue that could cause dry eyes because bile is needed to absorb fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin A, which feeds the eyes.


  • Consume apple cider vinegar (1 to 2 teaspoons stirred into about a cup of water, with your meals)

  • Consume betaine hydrochloride

  • Consume purified bile salts

Last updated: Jun 27, 2023 14:01 PM