Our eyes need tears to stay healthy and comfortable. If your eyes do not produce enough tears or a quality tear, it can lead to dry eyes.
- Stinging and Burning
- Scratchy, gritty or feeling like something is in your eye
- Strings of mucus in or around your eyes
- Redness and Irritation. This is especially true when you are in the wind or near cigarette smoke
- Painful to wear Contact Lens
- You have lots of tears in your eyes
Use artificial tears as often as needed. Artificial tears can be purchased without a prescription. There are many brands. Try a few until you find a brand that works best. Saving tears – Your ophthalmologist may suggest blocking your tear ducts. This makes your natural tears stay in your eyes longer.
Your ophthalmologist may suggest blocking your tear ducts. This makes your natural tears stay in your eyes longer.
Your ophthalmologist might have you use a prescription eyedrop. These drops can increase your eyes natural production of tears.