Lack of sleep, inadequate nutrition, too much digital screen time. A number of factors contribute to dry eye symptoms, including exposure to smoke, whether it is cigarettes, vaping, marijuana, the wind and dry climates. In addition to not blinking enough due to prolonged computer use, staring at a screen for long hours can also lead to dry eyes symptoms.
We now live in a world where we spend countless hours on computer screens, smartphones, tablets and televisions. Our blink performance is greatly affected when we are so focused. It is simply a matter of forgetting to blink that eventually clogs up our oil glands on our eyelids. As children and young adults become more exposed at younger ages, meibomian gland dysfunction and degeneration begin to occur. Meibomian gland dysfunction is characterized by thick secretions clogging up or blocking the glands.
Chronic obstructive MGD stops oil from reaching the surface of the eye, thus leading to a quicker evaporation of tears when our eyes reach this point. In our focus, we often forget to blink. The low humidity indoors means our eyes may dry out. Despite their age, professional gamers all over the world experience dryness at an early age.