What is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Dry Eye Syndrome is a condition where the surface of the eye lacks sufficient moisture or lubrication. Our eye should always be covered in a thick, stable layer of fluid, which we call the tear film. The tear film is made up of three layers (oil, water and mucous) which together protect the eye surface, keeps our vision clear and our eyes feeling comfortable. Dry eye can result from our glands not secreting enough fluid, the existing fluid evaporating too quickly.