What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

May 27, 2022

Dr Rati Parwani

What is Dry Eye Syndrome? - SavarnasMantra

We tend to ignore the slightest irritation of the eyes, thinking it is mere simple dryness of the eyes or maybe just simple dirt or dust. Well, if you have chronic dry eyes, it is termed “Dry Eye Syndrome.”Simple dry eyes or poking sensation in the eyes should not be ignored. 

Dry eyes can take away the shine and sparkle from your eyes. Moisture is very important for eyes and keeps them glowing. A simple act of frequent reading, watching tv, sitting in front of a computer, or maybe using eye makeup can just dry out your eyes. Long-term dryness should not be neglected. Today, in this blog, we will share all you need to know about Dry Eye Syndrome. Right from knowing the causes to prevention tips for dry eyes can help you avoid any kind of eye complications and keep your eyes healthy. 

Dry Eyes Syndrome 

Dry Eye Syndrome is a common condition where the eye goes dry and does not produce enough tears. Tears are very important for the lubrication of the eyes. A natural tear film is very important it adds moisture and natural shine along with sparkle to the eyes. 

Causes of Dry Eye Syndrome 

There are many factors and conditions which may cause dry eyes. These are as follows - 

  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Aging
  • Eye disorders like an eye infection or autoimmune disorders
  • Eye stress
  • Eye pressure
  • Eye strain with longtime computer glare
  • Certain long term medications
  • Contact lens use
  • Eye allergies
  • Weather conditions like dry winter windy weather
  • Harsh UV rays
  • Air Conditioned room
  • Addictions like smoking and alcohol
  • Wrong quality eye make up
  • Sleeping with eye makeup at night
  • Not using the right makeup remover 

Risk factors for Dry Eye Syndrome 

  • Dry Eye Syndrome is seen in people over the age of 50+
  • Dry Eye Syndrome is seen in women especially due to overuse of makeup
  • It is commonly seen in people wearing contact lens
  • It is seen in people with low vitamin A 

Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome 

The symptoms of dry eye syndrome are as follows- 

  • Stinging in eyes
  • Rubbing of eyes
  • Scratching of eyes
  • Burning pain in eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Sensitive to light
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Sensation as if something gritty in eyes 

Complications 

Neglecting simple dry eyes in the initial stages can be problematic. It can give rise to many eye issues which can turn into complications. Early detection and prevention are key for dry eyes. 

  1. Recurrent eye infections
  2. Poor vision
  3. Damaged eye surface
  4. Decreased quality of life
  5. The damaged area around the skin
  6. Sagging and dull eyes 

Tip and Solutions to Prevent Dry Eye Syndrome 

If you are likely to have Dry Eye Syndrome, it is important to treat the cause. It is also important to find ways to reduce dry eye situations to keep your eyes healthy and glowing. 

  • Eat Vitamin Enriched foods for healthy eyes
  • Consume antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables to prevent aging
  • Moisturize the skin around the eyes with under eye serum
  • Use good quality makeup
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to the eyes
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Use superior quality eye beauty products
  • Choose natural products for eyes instead of conventional products
  • Use natural cleanser for a face wash to take care that it does not hurt your eyes
  • Avoid vigorously rubbing eyes
  • Switch to natural makeup remover which is effective in removing all traces of makeup
  • Use antioxidant-rich products to prevent under-eye skin aging
  • Avoid using heaters and rollers for hair near the eyes
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Use premium quality products for eyelashes and eyebrows
  • Ensure safety and care while applying eye makeup near the eyes 

Make sure to follow these tips to prevent dry eye syndrome. Shine and sparkle with glowing eyes always!!!

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