What is DRY EYES
Tear helps the eyes to stay moist, healthy and comfortable. A dry eye is a condition that affects the quantity or quality of the tears causing the eyes to feel dry or irritated because of insufficient lubrication.
Why are tears Important?
Tears made by the lacrimal gland are necessary for overall eye health and clear vision. Tears are constantly produced to bathe, nourish & protect the eye surface. They also wash away dirt and debris.
Tears are also produced in response to emergencies such as a particle of dust in the eye, an infection or irritation of the eye or an onset of strong emotions.
Tears are made up of proteins, electrolytes and vitamins that are critical to maintaining the health of the eye surface. They also help protect the eyes from bacteria and other types of infections.