Dry eye disease is what it sounds like: a deficiency of high-quality natural tears that can result in dry, itchy, watery, or otherwise irritated eyes. Using a drug store brand of eye drops that promise “lasting relief” of your symptoms won’t cure you; they may even make your symptoms worse! For truly lasting relief of dry eye disease, you need to take the guesswork out of your treatment — with doctor-recommend, high-quality products tailored to you.
Dry eye disease is a common condition that occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough tears, or the quality of your tears is too low. If your eyes and eyelids lack the hydration they need to function properly, you can experience:
There is no single cause of dry eye disease. It can be the result of a variety of different underlying factors. Decreased tear production can be caused by aging, medical conditions like autoimmune diseases, certain medications like antihistamines, or even corneal nerve sensitivity. While tears that dry up too quickly can be the result of blepharitis, blinking too often, allergies, preservatives from eyedrops, or exposure to natural elements like wind, smoke, or dry air.
My Dry Eye Box was started because as physicians who treat patients with dry eyes, we couldn’t help but notice the many common over-the-counter medications intended to treat dry eye do the opposite! Contrary to popular belief, some of the most popular products can be loaded with preservatives that won’t provide relief for your symptoms. In fact, they can damage your eyes and cause dry eye symptoms to worsen!
Since dry eye can have many different causes and resulting symptoms, there is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. With My Dry Eye Box, we can recommend a box of eye drops that are tailored to the severity of your symptoms for soothing, lasting relief.