Dry eyes are a problem that arises from
inadequate or poor lubrication and moisture in one or both
eyes. Unable to produce enough tears, afflicted eyes suffer
irritation, burning and general discomfort.
Dry eyes may be caused by a number of factors: the natural effects of aging,
side effects from medication, or significant time spent in a dry climate. Although
there is no cure as such, your Optometrist is able to offer effective treatment
to manage dry eyes. Artificial lubricating eye drops enhance tear production,
and moist compresses as well as lid massages can help treat dry eyes.
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