Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome

 

Dry eye occurs when someone either have inadequate amount of lubricating tears or poor quality of tears, causing the tears to dry up too quickly and the front of the eye to become dry and irritated. Dry eye is a common condition and chronic problem to a certain people, especially the older adults. As a result, dry eye can be uncomfortable and may cause the eye to produce the watery type of tears.

Tear production tends to diminish as someone is getting older, due to various medical conditions, and environmental factors such as cold, dry, and windy conditions. The increase in tear evaporation will lead to the decrease of in tear volume. Focusing on the digital screens such as computers or smartphones for a long period of time without taking a break can also lead to dry eye.

People with dry eye might experience the following symptoms:

  • Redness
  • Stinging or Burning sensation
  • Watery eyes
  • Uncomfortable and sometimes painful eyes
  • Short-term blurry vision

Majority of the dry eye tend to be a long-term condition; hence people can take the following steps to prevent dry eyes:

  • Blink regularly when reading or staring at a digital screen for a long period of time
  • Wear sunglasses outdoors particularly at windy or dry conditions
  • Drink plenty of water each day to avoid dehydration
  • Use the correct eye drops recommend by optometrist or health professionals
  • Increase the humidity in the air at work or at home 

Dry eyes can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination and we are here ready to help you. Do not hesitate to ask our Advanced Primary Eye Care Professionals about a complimentary dry eye testing at Focus Point Concept Store! Our qualified optometrists and opticians will be happy to assist you in vision management solutions. Your vision is our priority! Come visit us today! 

Sources:

https://www.aoa.org/healthy-eyes/eye-and-vision-conditions/dry-eye?sso=y

https://www.aop.org.uk/advice-and-support/for-patients/eye-conditions/dry-eye

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