Dry eye syndrome is prevalent in Los Angeles because of our desert-like environment with low humidity. Contact lens wear, LASIK, and certain medications can also contribute to dry eyes by decreasing tear production or tear quality. Dry eyes can lead to red, irritated eyes and frequent infections when there are insufficient tears to cleanse, lubricate and nourish the front surface of the eyes. The quality and quantity of tears also affects your vision by providing a smooth optical surface to see through.
Take the self test below. If you have any of these symptoms, you may suffer from a dry eye or tear disorder.