Dry Eye

Dry Eye is a frustrating condition where the surface of the eye (the cornea) does not have enough lubrication. There are a variety of underlying causes for dry eyes, including age, dry climates, blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids), inadequate tear production, certain medications, as well as other medical conditions. The result is that the eyes become irritated, red, fatigued, uncomfortable, and vision becomes blurry. Fortunately, there are a variety of lifestyle changes, medications, and other treatments that can help to treat and manage dry eye. Your ophthalmologist may perform a variety of tests to determine if you have dry eyes and what the cause of your dry eyes is.