It’s completely normal for eyes to become dry with age. Nearly every person over 50 experiences dry eye symptoms at some point. It has been proven that aging significantly increases your risk of dry eye! Yes, the more birthdays we have, the more likely we are to get dry eyes due to hormonal changes as we get older. Lacrimal gland production of tears naturally decreases with age as well.
A range of problems can arise as a result of the natural aging process, with both the quality and quantity of your tears declining and getting worse as time passes. Additionally, hormonal changes such as thyroid eye disease or autoimmune conditions like Lupus can cause these symptoms.
Dry eye disease can also be caused by hormonal changes such as pregnancy, menopause (affecting women over 50 years of age), postmenopausal estrogen treatment, and androgen deficiency.
Take advantage of your golden years without letting your eyes stop you! By following an effective treatment plan, you can increase your comfort and improve your vision, allowing you to fully enjoy your favorite activities.