You do not have dry eye. Your eyes are healthy!
You have stable tear film and do not have dry eye.
In healthy eyes, a stable tear film allows light to focus easily and consistently through the cornea onto your retina so you can have clear and crisp vision.
If you find yourself using a lot of computer or personal electronic devices, please remember to blink to allow your eyes to re-moisten themselves from time to time.
If you experience any kind of dry eye discomfort, it may be just temporary due to lack of sleep, allergy, acne medication or other drug side-effects.
Please use artificial tears or eye drops for immediate relief. Even though you can use any eye drops, we prefer preservative-free artificial tears like Oasis Tears PLUS (available in our office), Refresh Optive Mega-3 or Refresh Optive Advanced Preservative Free… etc.
If symptoms start affecting your quality of life, schedule an appointment and we will be happy to evaluate your dry eye.
As time goes on, if you start developing dry eye, please don’t leave it untreated.
Chronic dry eye may cause complications to your long-term visual performance (fluctuating vision, contact lens intolerance, continuous eye watering and discomfort, red, irritated or tired eyes… etc) and will decrease your quality of life.