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Dry Eyes, explained

Dry eye happens when eyes do not make enough tears to stay wet, or when the tears do not work correctly or efficiently. This can make eyes feel uncomfortable, and in some cases, it can also cause vision problems or even visual disability.

Dry Eyes are common : it affects millions of Americans every year. The good news is that if one has dry eyes, there are lots of things that can be done to keep eyes healthy and stay comfortable.

Dry Eyes can cause:
A scratchy feeling, like there’s something in the eye
Stinging or burning feelings in the eye
Red eyes
Sensitivity to light
Blurry vision and eventually, in extreme or moderate Dry Eye conditions , damage to Corneal and Conjunctival tissues.

Anyone can get dry eye, but one may be more likely to have dry eye if :

Age 50 or older
Are female
Wear Contact Lenses
When one does not get enough vitamin A (found in foods like carrots, broccoli, and liver) or omega-3 fatty acids (found in flax chia seeds, walnuts, and vegetable oils)
Have certain autoimmune conditions, like Lupus or Sjögren syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis . Dry Mouth and Dry Eyes go hand in hand.

Treatment for dry eye usually depends on what is causing the symptoms. There are a few different types of treatment that can ease symptoms and help keep your eyes healthy.

Over-the-counter eye drops. The most common treatment for mild dry eye is a type of eye drops called artificial tears. You can get these eye drops without a prescription. There are also over-the-counter moisturizing gels and ointments that may help your eyes feel better. Best place to get them is

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In general, see an Eye Doctor for a " Comprehensive Eye Exam" which includes a " Dry Eye Evaluation "  so that Eye Health may be checked and either OTC drops or Prescription Meds be prescribed as necessary.

Paddy Kalish OD, JD and B.Arch

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