Dry eye is a condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent. In fact, it affects one in four people in the UK. The widespread use of air conditioning, central heating and increasingly, the amount of time we spend looking at screens, has led to this increase.
The tears we produce usually lubricate the eye. Sometimes we don’t produce enough lubricating tears or the ones we produce are poor quality. This leads to dryness of the front of the eye and irritation as a result. To stop the irritation, the eye then produces watery tears but without the lubricating element, the relief is short lived.