There are 2 types of dry eyes (or chronic dry eyes). They are both common eye infections. The first type of dry eyes occur when there is a deficiency in tear production therefore, you are not able to provide enough lubrication to your eyes.
The second type of dry eye is tear evaporation and it is when the Meibomian glands become inflated. You can find these glands within the eye lids which produce the oily part of the tear.
They can happen due to many reasons for example, if your eyes do not produce enough tears or if your eyes are not producing quality tears. However, always be sure to apply eye drops the correct way.
It can get really irritating
when experiencing dry eyes. If you have dry eyes, there is a likely chance that
your eyes may sting or burn. There are situations where you may experience dry
eyes, such as in an air-conditioned room, airplanes, whilst riding a cycle or
due to looking at a computer screen for a few hours without taking a break.
Having treatment done
would be the best option as it will make you feel far more comfortable.
Symptoms of dry eyes
You may have dry eyes if your eyes feel:
Sensitive to light
What causes Dry eyes?
The following are some risk factors that people with dry eyes could suffer from:
If you wear contact lenses
You are over the age of 50
Particularly in women. This is common in women due to their experience in hormonal changes in pregnancy, using birth control pills or menopause