Dry eyes is something that many people experience in their daily life. Whether it's on the odd occasion or a consistent condition, it can be really uncomfortable when your eyes don't have enough moisture.
Anyone can experience dry eye, although it's more common among women, particular those who are post-menopausal. It may also be more common for those who live in major cities with higher levels of air pollution.
Studies have shown that people in the Chicago and New York City areas were found to be 3 to 4 times likely to be diagnosed with dry eye syndrome compared to less urban areas with relatively little air pollution.
The study entitled Environmental Factors and Dry Eye Syndrome: A Study Utilizing the National U.S. Veterans Affairs Administrative Database (PO052), also found that the risk for dry eye was 13% higher in zip codes with higher altitudes.
But there is something you can do to manage it.
This study helped to bring to light environmental alterations people can make to your home that will help control dry eye syndrome.
Continue to the next page for 7 tips to battle dry eyes.