Image credit: Westlake Eye Specialists

Image credit: Westlake Eye Specialists

dry eyes

WHY DO DRY EYES OCCUR?

Dry eyes is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren't able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate for many reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if you don't produce enough tears or if you produce poor-quality tears.

WHICH ARE ITS SYMPTOMS?

If you have dry eyes, your eyes may sting or burn. You may experience dry eyes in certain situations, such as on an airplane, in an air-conditioned room, while riding a bike or after looking at a computer screen for a few hours.

HOW CAN I TREAT DRY EYES?

Treatments for dry eyes may make you more comfortable. These treatments can include lifestyle changes and eyedrops. You'll likely need to take these measures indefinitely to control the symptoms of dry eyes.

See your optician for more information about the available treatments.