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Dry Eyes and Environmental Factors

How does environment affect dry eyes?

Dry eyes is one of the most common eye conditions, affecting millions of Americans. The redness and itchiness of dry eyes is something everyone wants to avoid. In many cases, the cause of dry eyes is due to a medical condition. However, it is often the case that dry eyes is caused by the environment. The weather in San Francisco can play a big factor in causing dry eyes. When there is a lack of moisture in the air and the air is dry, the tear ducts in your eyes start to dry out. Other outdoor factors include dust, smoke, wind, and temperature such as low humidity.woman wiping her eyes with a tissue

Can you get dry eyes indoors?

Staying indoors can also be a factor in the battle with dry eyes. The air conditioning can be blowing too hard or the heat can be drying your eyes out. Nowhere is safe from the effects of dry eyes! Talk to us about what eye drops or other solutions we have to help keep your eyes moist and happy.