Dry eye disease is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren't able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate and unstable for many reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if you don't produce enough tears or if you produce poor-quality tears. This tear instability leads to inflammation and damage of the eye's surface.
Dry eyes feel uncomfortable. If you have dry eyes, your eyes may sting or burn. You may experience dry eyes in certain situations, such as on an airplane, in an air-conditioned room, while riding a bike or after looking at a computer screen for a few hours. This is especially prevalent with the work from home lifestyle we have encountered during COVID-19.
Unfortunately, Dry eye disease is chronic. If not treated or taken good care of, dry eye can lead to long term damage. A doctor recommended treatment for dry eye is a warm compress or lid wipe. It is important to treat dry eye with a solution that is kind to your eye and skin, without causing further irritation.
There's no cure-all solution for Dry Eye Syndrome. However, TearRestore products make it simple to find and maintain an effective treatment routine. The earlier and more consistent you treat the condition, the better your long-term eye health will be.
Furthermore, it is important to recognize the impact on quality of life that dry eye possesses. It has been found that patients with the condition reported negative effects on visual function, their ability to carry out daily activities and their work productivity. Those that detect and begin treating dry eye at early onset see the most improvement to their eye health and daily life experiences living with dry eye disease.