Dry eye disease is more prevalent among women than men.
People who wear contact lenses tend to be more at risk for developing dry eye disease.
Some of the most commonly used medications are associated with dry eye disease.
The dry air in heated rooms in winter or air-conditioned rooms in summer may be sufficient to cause dry eye disease symptoms. Smoky environments can also cause dryness symptoms.
A watery or teary eye can be caused by dry eye disease.
If dry eye disease is left untreated, it can be harmful. Excessively dry eyes can lead to tissue damage, and even scar the sensitive corneal tissues of your eye, impairing vision.
Dry eye diseases can make contact lens wear more difficult because contact lenses can irritate your eyes, making your dry eye disease symptoms worse and increasing your chances of developing an eye infection.
Having dry eye disease does not mean your eyes have stopped producing tears; they may just not be producing the right kind of tears.
Nighttime ceiling fan use can dry your eyes while you sleep, causing dry eye disease.
Increased screen time in today’s modern world has led to more people suffering from dry eye disease. Screens cause us to blink less, which impacts the glands that are responsible for making high-quality tears. When your eyes become dry and irritated the surface of your eye becomes stressed, leading to inflammation.
A good layer of tears on the surface of the eye plays a vital role in clear vision. That is why people with dry eye disease tend to have poor or fluctuating vision.
Dry eye disease is treatable. You don’t have to put up with your symptoms. Speak to your optometrist today.