Dry Eye Symptoms

There are many symptoms associated with dry eye syndrome and people with dry eyes will often have more than just one.

Most symptoms cause a lot of discomfort so it is essential that the causes of dry eye syndrome are quickly identified while preventative and treatment measures put in place.

While dry eye syndrome cannot be cured, it is very easy to treat and, in most cases, dramatic improvements in quality of life can be achieved. If you have any of the symptoms listed below, please speak to our optometrists so they can help you with the appropriate course of action.

  • Tired eyes: heavy eyes or a feeling you need to close your eyes
  • Itchy eyes: often felt in the corners of the eyes
  • Stinging/Burning sensation in or around the eyes
  • Redness
  • Occasional blurred vision
  • Mucus: buildup around the eyelids especially upon waking
  • Grittiness: a sensation of something foreign in the eye (like sand or an eyelash)
  • Light sensitivity
  • Watery Eyes: occasional or constant tearing
  • Decrease contact lens tolerance or increase contact lens discomfort
  • Mucous discharge
  • Fluctuating vision

Disclaimer: This article is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. In2Eyes has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Please consult our optometrists, or other health care professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.