Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What are the symptoms of dry eyes?

If you wear contact lenses, you may find they become uncomfortable. Both eyes are usually affected. Symptoms include:

- Irritation in the eyes.
- The eyes may feel sandy or gritty.
- Foreign body sensation, burning, and/ or itching.
- Slight blurring of vision from time to time.
- Light sensitivity.
- Excessive tearing.

Will dry eye affect eye sight?
Dry eye on its own should have no effect on vision; it does not cause permanent sight loss. There may be some temporary blurring of vision but this is normally relieved by blinking.

Source: Health care booklet from Guardian pharmacy

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