What Is Dry Eye?
Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when there is a lack of tears in your eyes. This can occur because:
- There is a blockage in your eyelid glands (meibomian glands) which leads to a shortage of oil on the surface of the tears and quicker-than-normal tear evaporation – this is called Evaporative Dry Eye
- The lacrimal glands in your eyes are not producing sufficient tears – this is called Aqueous Dry Eye
Dr. Matthew Chang hosted a Dry Eye Webinar that you can watch here to learn more about this common condition:
Tears are necessary to help lubricate, protect and nourish our eyes. Without a steady flow of tears, you may start to experience symptoms such as.
- Light sensitivity
- Eye fatigue
- Blurry vision
People often mistake their dry eye symptoms for allergies or other conditions. It’s not always easy to determine if you have dry eye. We have developed a quick online quiz that you can take to get a preliminary answer to the question, “Do I have dry eye?”
Dry Eye Self-Evaluation
Without the right diagnosis of your condition and suitable dry eye treatment, inadequate tears can make daily activities frustrating, affecting your personal and professional life; activities like reading, watching TV, driving or working on the computer.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of dry eye, contact us today to schedule an eye exam.