Dry eyes are
a problem that arises from inadequate or poor lubrication and moisture
in one or both eyes. Unable to produce enough tears, afflicted eyes suffer
irritation, burning and general discomfort.
Dry eyes may be caused
by a number of factors: the natural effects of aging, side effects from
medication, or significant time spent in a dry climate. Although there
is no cure as such, your Optometrist is able to offer effective treatment
to manage dry eyes. Artificial lubricating eyedrops enhance tear production,
and moist compresses as well as lid massages can help treat dry eyes.
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