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Dry eye is a common condition in which a person does not produce enough quality

tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for providing clear vision and keeping our eyes healthy.




Symptoms of Dry Eyes

What is Dry Eye?

  • Dry Sensation

  • Scratchy, Gritty Feeling

  • Burning or Stinging sensation

  • Itching

  • Fluctuating or Blurry vision

  • Excess tearing or watery eyes

  • Mucous discharge

  • Irritation from wind or smoke

  • Redness

  • Tired Eyes

  • Light sensitivity

  • Contact lense discomfort

  • Eye Lid Infections/Styes





Causes of Dry Eye

  • People tend to produce fewer tears as they get older due to hormonal changes.

  • Staring at a computer screen for extended periods of time.

  • Certain medicines such as antihistamines, decongestants, antidepressants, and beta-blockers can reduce tear production.

  • Activities that reduce blinking

  • Prolonged contact lense use

  • Refractive eye surgery such as LASIK

  • Certain medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, lupus, and thyroid disease.

  • Sjogren's Syndrome

  • Eye Lid Margin Disease

  • Over the counter eye drops