The tears your eyes produce are necessary for overall eye health and clear vision. 'Dry eye' means that your eyes do not produce enough tears or that you produce tears which do not have the proper chemical composition. Often, dry eye is part of the natural aging process. It can also be caused by blinking or eyelid problems, medications like antihistamines, oral contraceptives and antidepressants, a dry climate, wind and dust, general health problems like arthritis or Sjogren’s syndrome and chemical or thermal burns to your eyes.
Computer Vision Syndrome
All computer workers should have a minimum of yearly eye examinations to check not only eye health and disease, but to measure the focusing demand caused by extended hours of work on a computer monitor. As many as 70% of all computer workers may benefit from prescription eyewear designed specifically for the computer
Dr. George Brown has been a clinical investigator for treatments of dry eye, and computer vision syndrome. The Brown Center is recognized as a Center for Dry Eye.