Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is extremely common and can cause symptoms that range from mildly irritating to debilitating. DES occurs when there is disruption in the tear film, which is a natural layer of tears that coats the surface of the eye. Your tears are comprised of water, oil, and mucus. This mix keeps your eyes lubricated and moist and protects them from infection. An irregular tear film can cause a wide range of symptoms including burning, stinging, itching, tearing, foreign-body sensation, crusting of the eyelashes, eye pain, redness, light sensitivity and blurry or fluctuating vision.
If you have mild dry eye symptoms, some things that you can do at home to improve the tear film include:
The eye care experts at Fuerst Eye Center specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye syndrome. If you are experiencing dry eye symptoms, make an appointment by contacting Fuerst Eye Center at (626) 856-2020 or online today.