I’ve been waking up with really dry, sore eyes for nearly a year. I sometimes sleep with my slightly eyes open (creepy, I know) and that causes the same feeling, so I thought I was just doing that every night now. I would wake up and put drops in immediately and then they’d feel better.
Anyway! After using the ivermectin cream for 1.5 weeks, when I wake up — my eyes are FINE! They’re not dry or irritated or anything. I woke up this morning and didn’t need the eye drops!
Now, in retrospect, I guess it was demodex the whole time and not that I was sleeping with my eyes partially open. And when I used the drops in the morning, it was just washing away the crud they left from partying in my eyes all night
So, I guess this has been going on longer than I thought! My eyes started bugging me almost a year ago, and my skin didn’t start getting bad until probably 6 months after that.
So, yeah, i guess the lesson here is — if you’re having dry eyes in the morning it could be demodex.