Dry eye is more frequently found in women, here’s why + ways to mitigate dry eye syndrome
Updated: Jul 26, 2022
Dry eye syndrome is more likely to affect women because of the hormonal changes that can occur throughout a woman’s life. The fluctuation of estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone can directly affect tear production and quality. For example, low testosterone levels and high estrogen levels can both play a role in the development of dry eyes. Furthermore, women who take oral contraceptives may also be more likely to experience dry eyes as a side effect. That’s because birth control pills cause a reduction in androgen levels, which may lead to fewer tears being produced as well as less tear-film stability. Pregnancy is another situation in which women may experience dry eyes. Some women find that they need to temporarily stop wearing contact lenses or eye makeup while pregnant due to increased eye sensitivity. Pregnancy sickness can also cause dehydration, which can play a role in dry eyes as well. If you are experiencing dry eyes and the discomfort they can cause, here are a few steps you can take to find relief. - Stay hydrated - Use a humidifier in your home or office - Always remove eye makeup before bed with a gentle makeup remover - Wear sunglasses outdoors to help protect eyes from debris and wind - Make an appointment with your eye doctor for further treatment and management
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