While dry eyes may seem like a minor inconvenience, anyone who is forced to deal with it on a continuous bases will tell you that frequently dealing with dry eyes can become more then just a nuisance. Not only do dry eyes create a constant distraction and irritation, the effects of the dryness and the rubbing that becomes inevitable can leave you looking less than your best. To keep yourself at the top of your game professionally and personally, it is wise to take action to alleviate your dry eyes.
The causes of dry eyes vary and it can sometimes be difficult to determine the source of the problem. Typically allergies or sensitivities to pollens, pet dander, dust mites, or the perfumes and scents used in many products are the culprits. One way to determine the cause of dry eyes is to reduce or eliminate potential allergens and take careful note of what triggers the symptoms. While there are many over the counter medications and eye drops that can be used to combat dry eyes, your optometrist will be able to provide you with a personalized approach to your problem and offer an individualized solution.