Dry eye is a chronic and progressive disease that affects people of all ages. An estimated 3.2 million women and 1.7 million men over the age of 50 struggle with some form of dry eye.
If you experience any symptoms such as: dry, gritty, itchy, burning eyes, light sensitivity, blurry vision, watery eyes, fatigue, or experience difficulty wearing contact lenses, you may have dry eye syndrome.
Other factors such as your home and working environment, digital device usage, hormones, auto-immune disease, diet, medications, and laser surgery (LASIK/PRK) can contribute to dry eye symptoms.
Studies have shown an increase in the incidence of modern dry eyes due to increased digital device usage. 60% of people with Dry Eye Disease do not exhibit symptoms of dry eyes. We've started noticing a correlation between increased digital device use and increased meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
Dry Eye is a chronic disease. Once you discontinue your dry eye regimen, the symptoms will come back. The key to successful dry eye treatment is consistency and maintaining good ocular surface.
There are many treatment options available to treat and manage dry eye. Ask your doctor today!