Mild Dry Eye

Symptoms of mild Dry Eye come and go, usually due to environmental factors. These could include:1,2

At this stage, your visual symptoms are not affected greatly or at all and may be limited to mild fatigue.1

Moderate Dry Eye

Symptoms of moderate Dry Eye occur more often than with mild Dry Eye and may happen more frequently. In addition to your eyes being bothered by environmental factors, symptoms may become more annoying and at times limit your ability to perform some everyday activities.1

Severe Dry Eye

Dry Eye discomfort at this stage is frequently or constantly severe. Symptoms are annoying, frequent and/or constant and limit your everyday activities. The most severe form of Dry Eye can be disabling.1

Take me back

  1. The Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society. 2007 Report of the International Dry Eye WorkShop (DEWS). Special Issue. The Ocular Surface 2007;5(2):67–204.
  2. Jackson WB. Management of dysfunctional tear syndrome. Can J Ophthalmol. 2009;44(4):385–394.