Dry Eye Symptoms

If you find yourself using artificial tears often, like when you are texting or checking your email, or after working on your computer for a prolonged period of time, or going outdoors for a run, or when reading a book to your grandchild, it may indicate that you have Dry Eye Disease. It is also known by the medical name keratoconjunctivitis sicca. The important thing to remember is that there are medical remedies available to treat Dry Eye Disease.

  • Increased eye irritation from smoke or wind.

  • Sensitivity to light.

  • A stinging, burning, or scratchy sensation in your eyes.

  • Symptoms are worse during periods of low humidity, especially during the winter months when you are using your heating system or fireplace more often.​

  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses.

  • Periods of excessive tearing.

  • Eye pain or eye discomfort.

  • Difficulty reading, working on a computer, watching television, and driving.​

  • Stringy mucus in or around your eyes, especially upon waking in the morning.

  • Eye fatigue.

  • Eye redness.

  • A sensation of having something in your eyes.

  • Blurred vision, often worsening at the end of the day or after working on your computer for a prolonged period of time.​

Click the below button for a detailed symptoms checklist that you can print out, complete, and take to your doctor.

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