Symptoms That Can Be Signs of Dry Eye Disease

If you experience one or more of the following symptoms you may be suffering from dry eye disease:

  • Eye and eyelid irritation (foreign body sensation like an eyelash or grain of sand)
  • Itchiness of the eye
  • Stinging/burning of the eye
  • Dryness of the eye
  • Tearing of the eyes
  • Red or bloodshot eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Frequent styes
  • Waxing and waning symptoms
  • Eye fatigue and heaviness

Facts about Dry Eye

What causes dry eye symptoms to occur?

  • Not producing enough tears (auto-immune disorders)
  • Producing enough tears however the tears are not staying on the eye and are evaporating too quickly (commonly caused by rosacea, blepharitis, or environmental factors)
  • Eyelid positioning (eyelids that do not close all the way)