Dry eye is the term for when your eyes are insufficiently moisturized, either because they do not produce enough tears or because the tears have an improper chemical composition. It often occurs during the natural aging process, but it can also form as a result of eyelid or blinking problems, certain medications (antihistamines, oral contraceptives, antidepressants), climate (low humidity, wind, dust), injury, and various health problems (arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome).
Learn more about the importance of the tear film below:
Blepharitis is a common side effect of Dry Eye, causing irritation and swelling at the base of the eyelashes:
Why are your tear ducts important? Watch below to find out!