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What are the symptoms of dry eye?

Dry eye symptoms may include any of the following:

  • Stinging or burning of the eye;
  • A sandy or gritty feeling as if something is in the eye;
  • Episodes of excess tears following very dry eye periods;
  • A stringy discharge from the eye;
  • Pain and redness of the eye;
  • Episodes of blurred vision;
  • Heavy eyelids;
  • Inability to cry when emotionally stressed;
  • Uncomfortable contact lenses;
  • Decreased tolerance of reading, working on the computer, or any activity that requires sustained visual attention;
  • Eye fatigue.

NOTE: If symptoms of dry eye persist, consult an eye care professional to get an accurate diagnosis of the condition and begin treatment to avoid permanent damage.