Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears or have a poor quality of tears. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults.

If you have DES, you may also experience the following symptoms:
• Dry, gritty/scratchy, or filmy feeling in the eyes
• Burning or itching in the eyes
• Redness of the eyes
• Blurred vision
• A sensation of having a foreign body in the eyes
• Light sensitivity