Dry Eyes

Why do I have dry eyes

Eyes may not be producing enough tears to keep eyes lubricated. This can occur due to age, certain medical conditions like diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroid disorders. It can also be caused by certain medications (some antihistamines, antidepressants, birth control or blood pressure medications. May also be environmental because of wind, smoke, dry air or other. 

Symptoms of dry eyes: 

Some symptoms include but are not limited to- Burning, stinging, or scratchy sensation of the eyes, sensitivity to light (photophobia), red (blood shot eyes), difficulty wearing contact lenses and blurred vision. 

Treatment: 

**Note: these recommendations are for dry eye caused by but not limited to reasons listed above. If you have discharge from the eye(s), eye pain, vision impairment or any other severe eye symptoms please seek medical attention as this could be an infection in the eye(s).