As we age, our eyes produce less tears. Contact lens wearers, smokers and those who undergo eye surgery such as LASIK are usually at higher risk for dry eye.
Early symptoms may be blurry vision, redness or as strange as it sounds, tearing up is also very common.
Overtime, dry eyes can cause permanent damage to your corneas, and result in a decrease of vision. It is important not to sleep in your contacts, even though the FDA has approved it.
Our office offers many solutions for dry eyes such as temporary or permanent punctal plugs which block tear drainage as well as eye drops such as Restasis and Freshkote which can significantly relieve dry eye symptoms.