If left untreated, dry eye symptoms can result in damage to the cornea and lead to vision loss and blindness for you or a loved one. The Mayo Clinic states that dry eyes are caused by either too little tear production or an increase in tear evaporation. A myriad of causes can lead to dry eyes: lupus, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis, and prescription drugs. Fortunately, specific lifestyle changes and prescription eye drops can counter dryness and prevent permanent damage to the eyes that can cause blindness.
People who wear contact lenses and women over the age of 50 at the most considerable risk of dry eyes.
Please contact SDCB if you require assistance for vision loss or blindness. We offer several programs that can improve your life quality.
“Why you should take dry eye symptoms seriously”