Dry Eye

A deficiency of tears. The main symptom is usually a scratchy or sandy feeling as if something is in the eye. Other symptoms may include stinging or burning of the eye; episodes of excess tearing that follow periods of very dry sensation; a stringy discharge from the eye; and pain and redness of the eye. Sometimes people with dry eye experience heaviness of the eyelids or blurred, changing, or decreased vision, although loss of vision is uncommon.


  1. A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes
  2. Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
  3. Increased eye irritation from smoke or wind
  4. Eye fatigue after short periods of reading
  5. Sensitivity to light
  6. Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  7. Periods of excessive tearing
  8. Blurred vision, often worsening at the end of the day or after focusing for a prolonged period