why do my
eyes feel
dry in
the morning?

DRY EYE SYNDROME is a common condition that occurs when your tears are unable to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes

Dry Eyes in the Morning
Dry Eyes in the Morning

why do my
eyes feel
dry in
the morning?

DRY EYE SYNDROME is a common condition that occurs when your tears are unable to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. In other words, not enough tears = not enough moisture!

Don’t Blink Or You’ll Miss It…
Or At Least Miss Out On Moisture!

Keep Eyes Moisturized

Blinking is a crucial way of giving your eyes the lubrication they need. Every time you blink, tears spread over the surface of your eyes keeping them moisturized.

No Blinking Means No Moisture

Of course, when we sleep, we don’t blink. No blinking means no moisture for your eyes, causing you to experience dry eyes in the morning when you wake up.

Are you experiencing any of these 12 symptoms?

Gritty and Itchy

Gritty, itchy, or
burning sensation

Eyes Sensitivty to Light

Sensitivty to light

Blurry Vision

Blurry vision

Eyes Redness

Redness

Swollen Eyelids

Swollen eyelids

Problems on Wearing Contacts

Problems wearing
contacts

Watery Eyes

Watery Eyes

Trouble Reading

Trouble reading

Difficulty on Driving

Difficulty driving

Trouble on Watching TV

Trouble watching TV

Fatigued Eyes

Fatigued eyes at the
end of the day

Something in My Eye Feeling

“Something in
my eye” feeling

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms due to dry eyes, you are not alone!

Americans who Suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome

26
million
americans and

48%
of americans
18 and older
suffer from
dry eye syndrome

26
million
americans and

People who Suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome

48%
of americans
18 and older
suffer from
dry eye syndrome

What causes dry eye?

These 16 factors can all contribute to the reason for your dry eyes:

Aging Causes Dry Eyes

AGING

Hormones Causes Dry Eyes

hormones

Environment

heavy readning/
digital device use

Environment Causes Dry Eyes

environment

Contact Lenses Causes Dry Eyes

contacts

LASIK may Cause Dry Eyes

lasik

Drugs Causes Dry Eyes

drugs

Diet may Cause Dry Eyes

diet

Health Status may Cause Dry Eyes

health status

Medications may Cause Dry Eyes

medications

Dehydration Causes Dry Eyes

dehydration

Flying may Cause Dry Eyes

flying

Smoking Causes Dry Eyes

smoking

Tear Production Deficiency Causes Dry Eyes

tear production
deficiency

Thyroid Causes Dry Eyes

thyroid or vitamin
deficiencies

Inflammation Causes Dry Eyes

inflammation

If you live in these areas, you may also be at an increased risk for dry eye syndrome:

What can happen if
my dry eyes go untreated?

Location that Increased Risk for Dry Eye Syndrome

EYE INFECTIONS

Proper lubrication protects the surface of your eyes. If your eyes are not producing enough tears, they are more vulnerable to infection. 

EYE SURFACE DAMAGE

If left untreated, severe dry eyes may lead to eye inflammation, abrasion of the corneal surface, corneal ulcer, and vision problems.

DECREASED QUALITY OF LIFE

Dry eyes can make it difficult to perform everyday activities, like day or night time driving, using your computer, and reading.  After all, the constant discomfort is a constant frustration!

What Happen to Untreated Dry Eyes

EYE INFECTIONS

Proper lubrication protects the surface of your eyes. If your eyes are not producing enough tears, they are more vulnerable to infection. 

EYE SURFACE DAMAGE

If left untreated, severe dry eyes may lead to eye inflammation, abrasion of the corneal surface, corneal ulcer, and vision problems.

DECREASED QUALITY OF LIFE

Dry eyes can make it difficult to perform everyday activities, like day or night time driving, using your computer, and reading.  After all, the constant discomfort is a constant frustration!

How are dry eyes treated?

Daily Eyelid Care with Wipes

DAILY EYELID CARE WITH WIPES

MAKING DAILY EYELID CLEANING PART OF YOUR ROUTINE REMOVES BACTERIA BUILD-UP, PROMOTES BENEFICIAL OIL PRODUCTION, AND ALLOWS YOUR EYES TO STAY LUBRICATED NATURALLY.

Vision Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional Supplements

Omega-3 fatty acids can decrease dry eye symptoms.

Artificial Tears

Artificial Tears

These can be thin (short-lasting) or thick (long-lasting). They should not be used at work or while driving, because they can make it difficult to see.

DAILY EYELID CARE WITH WIPES

MAKING DAILY EYELID CLEANING PART OF YOUR ROUTINE REMOVES BACTERIA BUILD-UP, PROMOTES BENEFICIAL OIL PRODUCTION, AND ALLOWS YOUR EYES TO STAY LUBRICATED NATURALLY.

Nutritional Supplements

Omega-3 fatty acids can decrease dry eye symptoms.

Artificial Tears

These can be thin (short-lasting) or thick (long-lasting). They should not be used at work or while driving, because they can make it difficult to see.

Steroid Eye Drops

Steroid Eye Drops

Eye drops can be used short-term to manage dry eye symptoms.

Punctal Plugs

Punctal Plugs

Eye doctors can provide punctal plugs that help tears remain on the surface longer to moisturize your eyes.

Steroid Eye Drops

Eye drops can be used short-term to manage dry eye symptoms.

Punctal Plugs

Eye doctors can provide punctal plugs that help tears remain on the surface longer to moisturize your eyes.