What is ‘Dry Eye Disease’?

The tears that your eyes normally produce are necessary for clear vision and maintaining eye health. Dry eye disease occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears, or more commonly, produce tears that do not have the proper chemical composition.

What causes dry eye disease?

  • Ageing

    The normal ageing processes.

  • Medications

    Side effects from some medication e.g. anti-histamines, anti-depressants etc

  • Hormones

    Hormonal changes, especially later in life.

  • Environment

    Environmental conditions e.g. hot weather, windy climates, heated offices etc.

  • Health Conditions

    Certain chronic diseases e.g. rheumatoid arthritis.