Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease (DED)

• Fluctuating Vision
• Dryness
• Itching
• Excessive Tearing
• Eye Fatigue
• Irritation
• Pain
• Light Sensitivity
• Scratchiness
• Redness

If you are experiencing any one of these symptoms for more than several days, you may have Dry Eye Disease.

Why do my eyes water if my eyes are dry?
Patients often feel their problem cannot be “dry eyes” because their eyes overflow with tears. Healthy tears are composed of mucus, oil, water and oxygen, and the absence of any one of these components may lead to tears that do not do their job. Excessive watery tears try to compensate. These reflex tears do not lubricate sufficiently and may actually aggravate the problem.

The symptoms of Dry Eye Disease (DED) can be a problem for all ages, but it is more common as we get older. It occurs when your tears are not sufficient to keep the front surface of the eye, your cornea, well lubricated. The cornea needs constant lubrication by tears to stay healthy. “Tears are made up of three components: an outer layer of oil, a middle layer of water, and an inner layer of mucus.” explains Dr. Foster “If you do not produce enough tears, or if the composition of your tears is not balanced, your eyes will not be properly lubricated. The result may be blurry vision, scratchy, itchy eyes, and even pain.”

Make an appointment to visit our Dry Eye Spa!

The road to Dry Eye Wellness begins with an appointment with one of our Board Certified Eye Physicians. They will evaluate the health of your eye and make a CustomEyes recommendation for you. Our Dry Eye Spa coordinator with make sure that you get the treatments needed.

To find comfort for your dry eyes, make an appointment for a dry eye evaluation. Call toll free 1-866-865-2020 or contact The Eye Associates today!