Dry eyes are more common than you think.
Tears are important for the overall health and function of the eye. It creates a smooth surface to produce clear vision that is important for our everyday activities. When the eye does not produce enough or poor quality tears, it can affect our comfort and vision. Common symptoms of dry eyes include burning, stinging, watering, foreign body sensation and blurry vision.
Dry eyes can be due to aging, environmental factors, hormonal changes, stress, eye surgery and certain medications. It is usually a chronic condition and cannot be completely resolved. It is, however, important to manage the symptoms and prevent dry eyes to cause damage to the cornea that can lead to potential vision loss. Our doctors routinely assess for dryness and would make necessary recommendations to alleviate symptoms and ensure the integrity of the eye.