If your eyes ever sting, scratch or feel like there’s a piece of stand stuck in them, you may be suffering from dry eyes, one of the most frequent vision problems seen by Eye Doctors. In fact, it’s estimated that over 20 million U.S. adults experience symptoms of dry eye.
Dry eyes naturally occur with age but can also impact people who wear contact lenses, have allergies, undergo LASIK surgery, live in dry climates or spend long hours in front of the computer screen.
Treatments for dry eyes typically focus on increasing tear production, adding artificial tears or conserving tears. Some people find relief by blinking more frequently, staying hydrated and eating a well-balanced diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.