Dry eye disease is one of the commonest condition seen now a days. There are many factors responsible for dry eyes like Pollution, allergy, low humidifiers like Air conditioners, medications, systemic conditions, but the most major and important factor contributing to dry eyes is excessive use of screens- mobile, laptops, computers, television etc.
It is caused due to disturbance of one or more of the 3 layers of tear film of the eyes. Symptoms include:
Irritation & grittiness in the eyes
Burning sensations in the eyes
Strain while reading, heaviness of the lids, tiring of eyes