Dry eye occurs primarily when we the tears that are produced are of poor quality. Dry eye is commonly a chronic condition and is related to poor eyelid health. We offer many products to help with the eye hygiene to minimize the symptoms of dry eyes. These can include hot compress masks, lid wipes, cleansers, vitamins, drops, plugs, and medications. Visit our Shop Bay Eye Center for more information on the products we offer.
Dry Eye Syndrome causes:
Medications (antidepressants, birth control pills, antihistamines, decongestants, certain blood pressure medications, hormone replacement)
- Medical conditions (Autoimmune disease, Diabetes, Thyroid disorders, Rosacea)
- Menopause and Pregnancy
- Increasing age
- Environment (dry climates, fans, air conditioning, smoking, extended computer use)
- Blepharitis and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction are common causes for dry eye. The inflammation along the lid margin causes the Meibomian glands to function poorly and not produce the correct tear components causing the tear layer to evaporate quicker. Routinely using hot compresses and scrubbing the eyelids allows the glands to function better and reduce dry eye symptoms.