Dry eyes are extremely common. They cause the eyes to feel sore, gritty and sometimes it may even feel like a foreign body has entered the eye. Occasionally a ‘dry eye’ may become red, or even watery!
Dry eyes are more common as we age. They can be worsened at the end of the day, in air-conditioning or windy environments. They are particularly common if reading or using a computer for prolonged periods of time. Some systemic diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis) can cause dry eyes.