Dry Eye

What is it?

Dry Eye syndrome is when the eye does not produce tears properly.  Tears will evaporate too quickly, which may also cause inflammation of the surface of the eye. 

​Who is at a higher risk?
  • Women often experience dry eye more than men.
  • Dry eye can occur at any age.
  • Older adults frequently experience dryness of the eyes.

what are the Symptoms of dry eyes?
  • Stinging or burning of the eye

  • Feeling as if sand or grit is in the eye

  • Episodes of excess tears following dry eye periods

  • A stringy discharge from the eye

  • Pain and redness of the eye

  • Episodes of blurred vision

  • Heavy eyelids

  • Decreased tearing or inability to shed tears when crying

  • Uncomfortable contact lenses

  • Decreased tolerance to any activity that requires prolonged visual attention

  • Eye fatigue


What can you do?
  • Use artificial tears, prescription eye drops, gels, gel inserts and/or ointments
  • Wear glasses or sunglasses
  • Avoid dry conditions
  • Make an appointment to see Dr. Jai for more information regarding dry eye treatment options


for more information, visit webmd- Dry eye 

Jai G. Parekh MD, MBA, FAAO