dry eyeFacts on Dry Eye Syndrome:

  • Dry eye syndrome is a chronic, but manageable condition
  • Thin layer of tears lubricates and protects the surface of the eyes
  • One in four people suffers from dry eye syndrome
  • Commonly affect women, seniors, contact lens wearers and people with inflammatory conditions.


  • Normal aging process
  • Side effects from medication
  • Dry, windy or air-conditioned environment
  • Too much computer, tablet or smartphone screen time
  • Environmental irritant: cigarette smoke


  • Foreign-body sensation
  • Sandy, burning sensation
  • Possibly blurry vision
  • Excess tearing from irritation in severe cases


  • Artificial lubricating eye-drops during daytime
  • Artificial lubricating ointments before bedtime
  • Warm compresses and lid massage to help with secretion of oil to prevent tears evaporation
  • Dietary supplement
  • Prescription topical medication
  • Punctal plugs slow the drainage of tears from the eyes

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