With a booming career on TV, in movies, and her own production company, Jennifer Aniston is undeniably one of Hollywood's most successful actresses.
But Aniston's fans also wish they could be as healthy and happy with their looks as the actress is at age 48. She's known for sharing health and exercise tips, including her daily clean eating plan.
That's why many of the actresses fans will be surprised to learn she's been battling an invisible health condition for years. Even Aniston didn't realize it until just a few months ago, when a doctor diagnosed her with chronic dry eyes.
"A couple of years ago I was doing an interview with Bobbi Brown, the makeup artist, and she asked me if I had a bad habit with anything," Aniston remembers. "As she asked that question I was literally putting an eyedrop in my eye. It was the fifth time in the hour that I used my artificial tears."
But, like most women, Aniston didn't assume her dry eyes were a serious medical problem, even though they were painful and uncomfortable.
“It was so painful and irritating!" she said. "I’d literally be going to a premiere and my eyes would be burning and I’d have to give myself a dose of eye drops before I went down the red carpet. But I just thought that was what my eyes were and I had to live with it.”
Now, Aniston is warning other women what to look out for, so they won't have to suffer like she did.