“There is NO WAY my eyes are dry. They water ALL the TIME!”

Dry Eye

Strange as it may seem, excessive watering of the eyes is actually a symptom of the condition known as dry eye. Normally, the eyes constantly produce tears to stay moist. When your eyes do not produce enough tears – or the right type of tears – the condition is called dry eye. A variety of factors can cause dry eye. Perhaps your body doesn’t make enough tears, they dry up too fast, or they don’t have the right balance of water, oils, and mucus. Many things can cause those issues, from windy days to medical conditions. Whatever the cause, your eyes react by making more tears.

Other symptoms of dry eye include:

  • Dryness
  • Discomfort and irritation
  • Gritty or sandy feeling in the eye
  • Burning or stinging sensation
  • Redness
  • Discharge
  • Tiredness
  • Itching
  • Vision fluctuation
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Difficulty reading, using a computer, driving or watching television
  • Inability to wear contact lenses

Fortunately, there are many treatments for dry eye – and we are here to help you find the best option!

Schedule an appointment today to see which treatment is right for you.

Dr. Gerald Zeavin, M.D.

Dr. Gerald Zeavin has been in the practice of ophthalmology since 1988 and joined Genstler Eye Center in 2006. He was raised in Falls Church, Virginia, and completed his undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech. Dr. Zeavin received his medical degree from the prestigious Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., becoming a fourth generation physician in his family.