So, what exactly
is dry eye?
Explore each section to gain a basic understanding of eye dryness, the symptoms, the causes and treatment options.
WHAT IS DRY EYE?
An estimated 25 million Americans suffer from Dry Eye symptoms.1 In fact, Dry Eye symptoms are commonly reported among patients visiting their eye doctor. At its most basic, Dry Eye is a reduction in your eyes’ ability to produce or maintain sufficient quantity and quality of natural tears. Insufficient tears can lead to:
• Irritated, painful eyes
• Damage to the eye surface
• Increased risk of eye infection
• Negative effects on vision
To understand how Dry Eye occurs, we need to look more closely at how healthy eyes are supposed to function and why. Next »