Symptoms can include scratchy, dry or red eyes, a burning sensation, the feeling of having something in your eyes and blurry vision.
For many people, dry eye is part of the natural aging process. For others it can be caused by blinking or eyelid problems, a dry climate, wind or dust, some medications or health problems.
Some treatments for dry eye include blinking more frequently, using artificial tears and increasing the humidity in your home.
Excessive dry eye can cause damage to your eye tissue and your vision. If you have symptoms of dry eye you should schedule a visit with Dr. Howell. An exam will be performed to determine the cause of your eye discomfort and prescribe any necessary treatment to keep your eyes healthy.