Dry eye 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.
One of the primary approaches used to manage and treat mild cases of dry eyes is adding tears
using over-the-counter artificial tear solutions.
Dry eyes can be a chronic condition, but your optometrist can prescribe treatment to keep your
eyes healthy, more comfortable, and prevent your vision from being affected. The primary
approaches used to manage and treat dry eyes include adding tears, conserving tears, increasing
tear production, and treating the inflammation of the eyelids or eye surface that contributes to the