Dry Eyes

Dry eyes occur when your tears are not able to provide adequate moisture and resist inflammatory mediators that can irritate r your eyes. Tears can be inadequate for many reasons. The normal tear provides protection against eye infections and serves as an important refractive index medium to allow sharp quality of vision thorough out the day.

Dry eyes can feel very uncomfortable. If you have dry eyes, your eyes may sting or burn badly. You may experience dry eyes in certain situations, such as on an airplane, in front of an air-conditioning, while riding a bike, or after looking at a computer screen for a few hours.

There are several treatments can include Restasis eye drops, silicone punctual plugs, dietary changes with and other anti-inflammatory ophthalmic drops. For more-serious cases, laser surgery and lacrimal tear plumbing surgery can be explored with an eye physician.

Signs and symptoms, which usually affect both eyes, may include:

  • A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes
  • Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
  • Increased eye irritation from smoke or wind
  • Eye strain and eye fatigue
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye redness with accompany eye pain
  • A sensation of having something in your eyes Foreign Body Sensation
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses comfortably
  • Periods of excessive tearing
  • Blurred vision, often worsening at the end of the day or after focusing for a prolonged period


If you experience mild or less sever dry eyes symptoms, you may be able to initially manage your condition with over-the-counter eye drops

Adding artificial tears

A variety of artificial tears are available, so ask your doctor or eye doctor which drops might be best for you.

Tips to prevent dry eyes

  • Avoid air blowing in your eyes.
  • Consider wearing wraparound glasses or eyeglass shields to protect your eyes.
  • Take eye breaks during long tasks.
  • Seek an eye doctor who can treat manage and diagnose your chief complaints
  • Wear Progressive Lens to alleviate eye strains