Causes & Symptoms
Dry Eye is most commonly found in women over 35, and is 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 and blocked tear ducts, and by certain medications. Contact wearers can be 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 Eye include blurriness, red or burning vision, a gritty feeling in the eyes, unusual tear production, light sensitivity and contact lens discomfort. Left untreated, Dry Eye can damage the eye’s delicate tissues and disrupt the cornea, leading to impaired vision. Harman Eye Center is committed to preventing the lasting affects of this disease through proper diagnosis and treatment.