A look at dry eye

If your eyes feel irritated, dry or scratchy on windy days, it may be a sign that you have dry eye syndrome. It's a condition in which your eyes fail to produce enough tears or produce tears that don't have the proper chemical composition.

Take action:
See an eye specialist for an examination. There is no cure for dry eye, but there are steps you can take to keep your eyes healthy and forestall eye damage and vision problems. These include blinking more often; increasing the humidity levels at home and/or work; and using artificial tears and moisturising ointment.

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