Chronic Dry Eye is a chronic disease that can be caused by advanced age, contact lens wear, certain medications, eye diseases, other medical conditions, or environmental factors.
One type of Chronic Dry Eye is caused by decreased tear production due to inflammation. Without enough tears, the film protecting the eye can break down, creating dry spots on the surface of the eye. That’s why it is so important to see your eye doctor. Fortunately, there are prescription options available.
What Happens When You Have This Type of Chronic Dry Eye Disease?
The eye glands that make tears
The inflammation affects the nerves in your eyes,
leading to decreased tear production
Talk to your eye doctor if you have dry eyes…because what you don’t see can hurt you
You can’t see the inflammation that causes Chronic Dry Eye disease. To find out if you have Chronic Dry Eye, you’ll need to talk to your eye doctor and get tested. Watch a video about why you shouldn't wait to talk to your eye doctor. If you do have this disease, you’re not alone—many people suffer from this type of Chronic Dry Eye. Meet other people like you.
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