Tears are not just water. They are made up of a specific chemical composition to keep your eyes healthy and comfortable. When your eyes do not produce enough tears, or they produce tears of poor quality, this causes the stinging, gritty, and scratchy symptoms of dry eye disease. Poor tear film is not only uncomfortable, but can cause fluctuations in your vision.

Dry eye is caused by a number of reasons, such as age, gender, hormonal changes, environmental factors, and certain medications. It may also be part of a general health problem.

If this sounds like you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Lee so she can carefully assess your tear quality and help you find the best way to improve your comfort and maintain your eye health.