Dry Eyes can be caused by a number of things including, but not limited to: environmental factors, health conditions and medications.

Dry eye cannot be cured — it is a chronic condition requiring lifestyle changes and sometimes medical treatment to maintain consistent eye comfort and relief.

Patients often try over-the-counter artificial tears to relieve dry eye symptoms.  Try lubricating eye drops like Refresh, Systane, Soothe or Blink.  AVOID drops with a redness reliever or allergy component like Visine, Similasan or Naphcon A.

For more information, see the full article from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.


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