You need a steady production of tears to keep your eyes healthy. Dry eyes aren’t just uncomfortable – they can cause lasting damage. Thankfully, they’re easily treatable.
What are dry eyes?
Dry eyes are a condition when your eyes don’t receive the amount of moisture they need. It could also mean that you don’t produce enough tears. You may also develop dry eyes if your tears are low-quality and evaporate too quickly so they don’t cover your eye’s surface. Your tears contain a complex mixture of water, oil, and mucus that nourish your eyes and protect them from infection. Inadequate tear production can lead to both regular discomfort and long-term, serious eye problems.