Dry eye syndrome is a reasonably common issue and will affect most of us at some point during our lifetime. It occurs when the eyes no longer make enough natural lubrication to keep them comfortable, or when the substances that go into tear film aren’t perfectly balanced. It can also occur because the tear film drains too quickly. Most people who experience dry eye will only suffer temporarily and the condition will resolve itself. However, some unlucky patients will find that their dry eyes become chronic. This could mean that the symptoms come and go, or that they remain consistent.
Dry eyes or dry eye syndrome is one of the most common conditions to affect this part of our anatomy. It occurs when the eyes no longer receive the lubrication that they need to keep them functioning comfortably. There can be several reasons why this happens, from our bodies no longer creating enough tear film to moisten the eyes, to the tear film draining from them too quickly. Whatever the reason, dry eyes can have a significant impact on our day to day lives. Whilst for some people it will clear up without intervention, other people may desperately seek treatment to alleviate their symptoms. Some of the indicators of dry eyes include stiff, scratchy and irritated eyes, redness, soreness, blurred vision and struggling to spend time in bright light.
Millions of people struggle with issues associated with vision that is not crisp and clear. While corrective lenses might help to improve your ability to see, the everyday wear of contact lenses can become tiring. Contact lenses are also the leading cause of eye infections. Improperly cleaned or worn contacts can affect your ability to see and be comfortable. Additionally, many of our patients do not like how they look in any eyeglass frame.