Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Its consequences range from minor irritation to the inability to wear contact lenses and an increased risk of corneal inflammation and eye infections.
Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eye
- Persistent dryness
- Burning sensation
- Foreign body sensation
- Watery Eyes
What Causes Dry Eyes?
Dry eye syndrome has many causes. It occurs:
- As a part of the natural aging process, especially among women over age 40.
- As a side effect of many medications, such as antihistamines, antidepressants, certain blood pressure medicines, Parkinson's medications and birth control pills.
- Because you live in a dry, dusty or windy climate with low humidity.
- Exposure to Heating or Air Conditioning
- Excessive Technology use
- and More!
Treatment for Dry Eye
There are many treatment options available for combating dry eyes. Please visit http://www.calgarydryeye.com for more information or call our office to book your consultation today to start to relieve your symptoms of dry eye!