Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when your eyes do not make enough tears to keep them lubricated or your tears are of a poor quality. This is also called dry eye syndrome. The condition is chronic but can be managed successfully.
The tear layer is important for your eye health. Tears keep the surface of the eyes moist while washing away dust, dirt, and germs that can cause eye infection.
Although dry eye occurs among people of all ages, it is most prevalent among those aged 65 and older. The condition is also more likely to affect women.
However, our eye doctors have been seeing many men and women of younger ages in our clinic with dry eye symptoms, usually resulting from reading bright computer screens and tablets.