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 THE ENVIRONMENT

Environmental Factors
  • Sunny, dry, windy and hot climates
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Allergies
  • Dust
  • Drafts from air conditioning or heating
  • Air travel
  • Low humidity


FROM THE PLACEMENT OF YOUR FAVORITE CHAIR TO THE CITY YOU CALL HOME.

Is your favorite chair near your radiator or the air conditioning vent? The constant flow of forced air can make your tears evaporate quickly. 
 
Live in Reno? Or Boston? Whether you live in a city with a dry climate or one known for its gusts and gales, your choice of where you live can affect your dry eyes.
 
Changing your environment may be easier in some cases than others. For example, putting a humidifier in your room may help by adding moisture to the air. Moving to another climate may not be so easy. To learn how to best manage your Dry Eye, discuss your symptoms with your eye doctor. 
 
Dry Eye Causes


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