About 33 million Americans in all age groups experience varying degrees of dry eye symptoms. The symptoms may include dryness, grittiness, irritation, burning and even the seeming contradiction of excessive watering or tearing.
Dry eyes are a condition of the entire body, not just the eyes, and should be addressed as such, meaning that those who suffer from this condition should consider making changes to their diet and introducing nutritional supplements. One of the most important aspects for people who suffer from dry eyes is the prohibition against sugar and/or artificial sweeteners. Sugar increases the risk for dry eyes.
For further information, please visit Dr. Grossman’s page on Dry Eye treatment and prevention.