Dry Eye

Do You Have Dry Eyes?

When you have Dry Eye your eyes may not just feel dry you may also experience other uncomfortable symptoms. Though they may vary from person to person, symptoms and causes include:

Symptoms

  • Dryness
  • An Itchy sensation
  • A stinging, burning sensation
  • A gritty or sandy sensation
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Excessive tearing episodes
  • Blurry vision or difficulty seeing at night

 

Causes

  • Aging
  • Contact Lenses
  • Exposure to Environments
  • Medications
  • Auto Immune Disease
  • Surgery

 

Talk to your doctor if you have any of these symptoms.

Frequent dry eye symptoms can limit people’s ability to perform certain activities that involve their eyes. Dry Eye starts with symptoms but may not always end there. Recognizing if these dry eye symptoms affect your daily eye-related activities will help you understand the true impact Dry Eye is having on you.

When engaging in any activity such as reading, driving at night, watching TV, or even wearing contact lenses, if you feel any discomfort, it is important to talk to your eye doctor about your symptoms right away. It may be surprising how many people endure the discomfort and frustration of the symptoms of Dry Eye. They may not even know they have it.

Remember Dry Eye disease may have more serious consequences for your eyes. It may lead to damage to the eye’s surface, affecting your vision, and it may increase the risk of eye infections.

 

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