This woman has developed very dry eyes - she has difficulty opening them each morning and has to massage the lids to lubricate the eye. She's tried several artificial tear preparations but they are not helping. Any suggestions? After a year of searching for a cure, one reader with an extreme case of eye dryness found Hypromellose eye drops to be the only thing that worked. Physicians recommend radically boost your daily intake of beta-carotene with carrots or supplements and rubbing castor oil on your eyelids before retiring to bed.