People with dry eyes often fail to understand how simply changing their lifestyle or habits can greatly improve dry eye symptoms. Simply stopping smoking or even reducing the places you go where more smokers may be present can have a dramatic effect on reducing dry eye symptoms. One underestimated change in lifestyle that can dramatically reduce symptoms is to get proper amounts of sleep, and to make sure you are adequately hydrated by drinking plenty of water every day. Coffee can dehydrate your body. Just cutting down to one cup of coffee in the morning instead of two may help a lot. Also, if you are reading a lot or using the computer more than a couple of hours at a time, take frequent breaks and actively think about blinking more often.