Do your eyes feel scratchy or gritty? Are you using over-the-counter eye drops several times a day? You may have a condition known as “dry eye.”
As we kick off the month of July, it’s a time to bring awareness to an eye disease that affects more than 40 million Americans each year – dry eye. Dry eye, often called dry eye syndrome or dry eye disease, is an ocular disease that typically occurs as we age.
If your vision starts to go blurry while staring at your computer or phone screen and blinking helps alleviate the issue, then you may have dry eye syndrome (scientific name keratoconjunctivitis sicca).