Causes of Dry Eye

General Aging

Computer Vision Syndrome

Heavy daily computer use.

Eye Surgery

Dry eye may result post surgically. e.g. lasik, cataract surgery.

Medications

Antihistamines, decongestants, pain relievers, anti depressants, diuretics, and alcohol.

Allergies

Auto-immune Diseases

Such as: Sjogren’s Syndrome, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s disease.

Environment

Smoke, dry weather, windy, heating, fans, dehumidifiers, and work conditions.

Contact Lenses

Dry eye is the leading cause of contact lens discomfort.

Menopause

Natural hormone shifts