Dry eye syndrome is characterised by insufficient tears. Symptoms include irritation (the sensation of having a foreign object in the eye), tired eyes, itching and some vision fluctuation.
More than 2 million Australians suffer from dry eye syndrome ranged in age from 40 to 97 years,. Approximately 15-25% of the Australian adult population suffer from dry eyes. Research suggests that up to 45-53% of office workers could experience dry eyes, due to their long exposure to air-conditioning and computer screens.
Treatment options include eye drops, gels or ointments, otherwise known as artificial tears. There is no cure for dry eye, but the condition can be successfully managed by Blephasteam, Supplements ,Antibacterial Eye Wipes etc.