Tears are a good thing! Yet, some people aren’t able to produce tears, the quality of their tears is diminished, or their tears evaporate too quickly…and the result is dry eye syndrome.
Three Layers In Your Tear Film
Tears are more complicated than you might think! A healthy tear film consists, conceptually, of three layers (fatty oils, aqueous fluid, and mucus). When all three layers are working optimally, the surface of your eyes is smooth, clear, and lubricated as it should be. But when something happens to one or more of these eye layers, dry eye syndrome can be the result.
Common Causes Of Dry Eye Syndrome
The most common causes of dry eye syndrome include:
Environmental causes of dry eye syndrome include:
Dry Eye Treatments
Today’s treatment options for dry eye syndrome include:
For more information about the causes of dry eye syndrome, or to schedule a consultation with an eye doctor, contact the eye care specialist that is near you!