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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.

  • Watering/tearing
  • Itching 
  • Stinging 
  • Redness 
  • 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.

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Colorado Springs – Union Blvd (Main)

3155 North Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Colorado Springs – Briargate

1755 Telstar Drive, Suite 211
Colorado Springs, CO 80920


4026 Jerry Murphy Road
Pueblo, CO 81001

Cañon City

2776 E. Main Street
Cañon City, CO 81212

Salida – Lund Eye Care

205 G Street
Salida, CO 81201

Monte Vista – Monte Vista Eye Care

101 Chico Court, Suite B
Monte Vista, CO 81144

La Junta - Ark Valley Vision Care

302 W 3rd St,
La Junta, CO 81050

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