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 in Colorado Springs, contact us today to schedule an eye exam.