As I noted in my previous blog post on common causes of dry, itchy eyes, a big factor can be your environment. In North Texas, we’re almost always exposed to pollen and dust, as well as wind. In addition, at certain times of the year mold can be a problem as well as an increase in pollen, such as mountain cedar.
Dry eyes can be a temporary or chronic condition. It happens when you don’t have sufficient tears to lubricate the eyes and the eyelid. It can also be due to poorly made tears. Without the cleansing and lubrication of tears, you may experience a feeling of grit or debris in your eyes, blurred vision, tired eyes, and sensitivity to light.