Many patients have ocular allergies that tend to worsen in the winter. However, some of these patients may be self-diagnosed, and in fact have a different condition: evaporative dry eye.
With evaporative dry eye, the oil layer of the eye is compromised (either too thin or otherwise dysfunctional), allowing the eye’s moisture to leave the eye prematurely. This can result in a number of issues, including redness, gritty or sandy sensations, or even frequent eye watering.
If you think that you might have evaporative dry eye, call Texas Eye and Laser Center! We can perform some simple tests to see if you have this condition. Treatment may be as simple as a vitamin supplement to get you feeling 100% as the cold season approaches.