Dry eye syndrome occurs when the surface of the eyes is not properly lubricated. More than 16 million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with the condition. Your risk of developing dry eye increases as you age, and it occurs more commonly in women than in men.
Have you ever experienced a gritty feeling in your eyes, like something is stuck between your eyelids? This may be a sign of dry eye syndrome, a condition that occurs when your tears cannot sufficiently lubricate your eyes.