Dry eye syndrome is a common problem which results from either poor quality tears or reduced tear production. The normal function of tears is to lubricate the surface of the eye. Dry eye means the tears evaporate more quickly leaving the front surface of the eye exposed, subsequently leading to dryness.
The symptoms of dry eye include:
- Gritty sensation
- Excessive watering
- Photophobia (light sensitivity)
- Blurred vision
- Burning, stinging or itching