So, what exactly
is dry eye?

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

DRY EYE AND YOUR LIFESTYLE

Lifestyle FactorsCertain Medications
  • Infrequent blinking while staring at computer and video screens
  • Smoking (your own smoke as well as others’ smoke)
  • Wearing contact lenses
  • LASIK
  • Environmental factors



  • Anti-depressants
  • Antihistamines
  • Decongestants
  • Beta blockers
  • Diuretics
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Tranquilizers

Various lifestyle factors and a variety of medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, can cause your eyes to be dry. If you suspect a particular lifestyle factor or medication is affecting your eyes, talk to your doctor. 
 

Extremely Dry Eye Causes