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.”
The number of Americans suffering from dry eye is on the rise and continues to be one of the most common reasons patients visit their eye doctor. Over 26 million Americans have dry eye, and many don’t even realize they have the issue because they attribute it to eye fatigue or allergies.
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).
On June 1, Eye Clinic of Austin introduced its newest contest, the 50% off LipiFlow Giveaway. One lucky person will win 50% off a TearScience LipiFlow dry eye treatment.
Dry Eye is one of the most under diagnosed eye issues and affects over 23 million Americans. While there are two types of dry eye disease – evaporative and aqueous deficient – it is the blocking of the Meibomian glands in evaporative dry eye that accounts for 86% of all dry eye cases.