Dry Eye Symptoms

Dry Eye syndrome is a common condition and while it is not curable there are many treatments to help. In most cases the symptoms are mild. Although, if you have a more severe case your symptoms can be painful and may get worse throughout the day.

Dry eye normally will affect both your eyes. Some of the symptoms or sensations you may experience can include:

  • Stinging or burning feeling
  • Redness
  • Scratchy or gritty
  • Feeling like you have something in your eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Mucus in or around your eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye Fatigue
  • Soreness when wearing your contact lenses.


In some cases, your eyes may water or ‘stream’. This may seem confusing as you have dry eye. However, this occurs because your eyes are not getting enough lubrication.

Your body then responds by flooding the eye with tears to make up for the issue of dryness. These excess tears do not have enough lubrication and are mostly water so the surface of your eye is not coated properly.

In all of these cases you will require treatment which can help relieve your symptoms of dry eye.

Dry Eye Overview

Affecting millions of people worldwide dry eye is one of the most common reasons patients visit their optician or doctor. You may have mild symptoms such as redness to the eye. Or you may suffer from chronic dry eye and find it difficult to perform every day activities. Watch the short video below, to find out more.

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