Understanding Dry Eye

What Is Dry Eye?

Dry Eye Syndrome is a condition caused by changes in the quantity or quality of your tears. Tears are composed of three main layers that work together to keep your eyes comfortable and protected. If anything affects the balance of these elements, your tears will dissipate too quickly, causing uncomfortable dry spots. If you would like more dry eye information, talk to your eye doctor and consider SYSTANE®Lubricant Eye Drops.

Definition of Dry Eye

Tears help your eyes to stay moist, healthy and comfortable. Dry eye (or Dry Eye Syndrome) is an eye condition that affects the quantity and quality of tears, causing your eyes to feel dry and irritated.

Studies have shown that roughly 3 million women over the age of 50 suffer from dry eye, but it can affect men and women of any age. Often confused with allergies, dry eye frequently goes undiagnosed and can lead to long-term complications if untreated. Dry eye may also be a sign of other health or eye issues.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for dry eye, but there are a variety of treatments that can help soothe its symptoms. SYSTANE® Lubricant Eye Drops is clinically proven to reduce both the signs (what the eye doctor can measure) and symptoms (what you feel and experience) of dry eye, offering dry eye sufferers immediate and lasting relief.

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