Dry eye is a very common, multi-factorial disease that affects over 20 million Americans. This chronic, progressive disease in the early stages has very few signs, but can create many symptoms that leads to significant suffering by those affected:
- Watery eyes
- Blurred vision
- Inability to wear contact lenses
- Light sensitivity
- Sjogrens Syndrome
- Hormone changes
- Many others
Also, many medications like antihistamines, oral contraceptives, antidepressants and beta-blockers may also decrease tear production.
Many people are unaware they have dry eyes, and assume their symptoms are an inevitable annoyance they have to live with. While dry eye sufferers may have tried many types of lubricating drops, with little success, it will be comforting to know that many other treatments are available that can reduce most, if not all, of the symptoms.
To find out if you or someone you know may be suffering from undiagnosed dry eye disease, please do not hesitate to contact our office to set an appointment for evaluation.