of people will have Dry Eye
in their lifetime.1
If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, you may be experiencing symptoms of Dry Eye.1,2 Dry Eye is a condition where your eyes stop producing enough tears or tears evaporate too quickly from your eye.1,2 Among other things, tears act as lubrication, provide protection and deliver nutrients to your eyes.
There are many symptoms of Dry Eye, which can vary from one person to another. The severity of symptoms ranges from mild discomfort to acute pain, and in many cases, symptoms can affect your day to day life. Talk to your optometrist or ophthalmologist about Dry Eye, and he or she will ask you what symptoms you have been experiencing. The most common symptoms of Dry Eye include:3
Dry Eye is a condition that continues to get worse with time. It can progress from episodic (where it is only present under certain environmental conditions or during specific visual tasks) to chronic (where symptoms are consistently present).4 Chronic dryness can cause the surface of the eyes to become inflamed, which may reduce tear production even more. This results in a continuous cycle of dryness.2
The severity of Dry Eye symptoms can vary from mildly irritating to severely disabling and in some cases can affect quality of life.1,2
If you think you have Dry Eye, you don’t have to suffer. To find out if you might have Dry Eye, take a quiz developed by Canadian eye care specialists. Be sure to discuss the results with your optometrist or ophthalmologist.
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if I have Dry Eye?