So, what exactly
is dry eye?

Explore each section to gain a basic understanding of Dry Eye, the symptoms, the causes and treatment options.

COMMON CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS

YOUR AGE, LIFESTYLE, ENVIRONMENT, CERTAIN MEDICATIONS AND OVERALL HEALTH. 

Age is one of the most common causes of Dry Eye because we can produce fewer tears as we get older. But there are lots of other factors and they run a wide gamut. Using the computer for longer periods of time, wearing contact lenses, or being in a dry, windy climate can all be contributors to Dry Eye, which probably doesn’t surprise you. But for women taking a daily estrogen supplement? That can be a risk factor too.

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