As spring begins, there are a few changes we will start to notice. The temperatures are warming up; the trees and bushes are budding; and the flowers are blooming. Unfortunately, foliage is not the only thing that sprouts every spring. For some, spring time means the onset of allergies, and with them, dry, itchy, burning, watery and/or irritated eyes. These eye health burdens are symptoms of occasional dry eye. Continue reading Allergies or Occasional Dry Eye? Maybe It’s Both.
For years, Chrissy Barth found herself waking up in the middle of the night due to her occasional dry eyes. Her debilitating condition led to multiple cornea abrasions and caused a great deal of discomfort.
“I was losing sleep because of it,” she wrote. “It started back in October of 2013.”
Chrissy serves as the Arizona Cardinals dietitian for the National Football League (NFL). In addition to her duties with the Cardinals, she works with an array of athletes from around the Phoenix-metro area and does consultation work for the Center for Athletic Performance in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her jobs keep her on the move, with little time to think about constantly having to address her occasional dry eyes.
Dry, itchy and irritated eyes can make or break your day. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, occasional dry eye is an actual diagnosed syndrome called Occasional Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). As many as 40% of Americans suffer daily from DES. Occasional Dry Eye Syndrome is described as a “multifactorial disease,” affecting tears and the ocular surface.”
Occasional dry eye is a complicated topic, but this infographic makes it clear by keeping it simple.