|Our eyes are in need of constant lubrication to provide nourishment, clear away irritants, enable clear vision and prevent infection. With every blink, tears are washed across the surface of the eye.
Basal tearing is the process of providing that constant lubrication to the eye.
Relfex tearing is the excessive production of tears we have in response to an irritation or emotion.
When your eyes produce too few Basal tears or the quality of the Basal tears are poor we develop “Dry Eye”.
Dry Eye is a common condition, particularly in the elderly population. As we age we produce fewer tears, and at the age of 65 we are producing 60% less tears than at the age of 18.
Common symptoms of Dry Eye include
External conditions may also contribute to Dry Eye symptoms