Category Archives: Dry Eye Syndrome

Alcohol Linked to Increased Risk of Dry Eye

While a headache is a sign you may have indulged too much the night before, a recent study shows that your eyes can be affected, as well, if you frequently experience extreme eye dryness. A 2012 study by researchers at the Hallym University College of Medicine found that alcohol can significantly worsen symptoms of dry […]


Dry Eyes and Your Contact Lenses

It’s not uncommon for contact lens wearers to complain about chronic eye dryness. In fact, eye dryness is one of the reasons why many forgo contact lenses altogether and resume wearing their trusty pair of eyeglasses. Contact lenses continuously draw moisture from the eyes to keep themselves hydrated. This is the rationale behind the need […]


Understanding the Prevalence of Dry Eye Syndrome in Women

We earlier wrote about how city dwellers are more likely to suffer from dry eye syndrome than their rural counterparts. Apart from one’s area of residence, it looks like gender may also be an indicator on whether or not one is likely to experience the symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Based on information gathered from […]


Dry Eye Syndrome Shown To Be More Common Among City Dwellers

It looks like there’s one more reason to finally make that decision to propose location-independent work to your boss and transfer residence to the countryside. The results of a study that were also announced during the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in New Orleans last year revealed that city dwellers such […]


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