Causes and Symptoms
Dry eyes are most commonly found in women over 35 and are often the result of hormonal changes, pregnancy, menopause, and autoimmune diseases like arthritis and lupus. But it can also be caused by medical conditions such as diabetes, blocked tear ducts, and certain medications. In addition, contact wearers are susceptible to Dry Eye Disease, and environmental factors, such as smoking and prolonged computer use, can also play a role.
The most frequent symptoms of dry eyes include blurriness, red or burning vision, a gritty feeling in the eyes, unusual tear production, light sensitivity, and contact lens discomfort. Left untreated, it can damage the eye’s delicate tissues and disrupt the cornea, leading to impaired vision. Mid-Atlantic Eyecare is committed to preventing the lasting impacts of this disease through proper diagnosis and treatment.