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Why is Dry Eye Disease Affecting Younger People?

Dry eye disease is something that many people live with. Dry eye syndrome can be annoying and even painful, and it often affects younger people. Dr. Choudhri and our team at Eye Care Specialists of Florida in Kissimmee would like to look at why dry eye disease is affecting younger people.

Screen Time

There are many causes of dry eye disease, and being in front of a screen for long hours is one of them. When you spend time at the computer or mobile device, you blink less often than you would when looking at something else.

When you blink less often, it keeps your eyes less lubricated. It allows the tear film on the eyes to evaporate faster, and this leads to dry eye syndrome. A growing number of younger people spend countless hours in front of various screens, and this puts them at risk for dry eye syndrome.

When you spend a lot of time looking at a screen, it is a good idea to try to consciously blink more often. You should also take frequent breaks where you look at something else to ease the symptoms. Using a humidifier in your home can also help to keep your eyes moist.

Outdoor Time

Younger people are more likely to engage in outdoor activities, and this can also lead to dry eye disease. Biking, running, and other fast outdoor activities increase the amount of wind that gets to your eyes. This will then dry out your tear film faster so that your eyes become too dry to be comfortable. When younger people are outdoors engaging in fast activities, they should wear sunglasses to shield their eyes from the wind.

Schedule Your Ophthalmology Appointment in Kissimmee, FL

To get an up-to-date prescription for your vision correction and to check for various eye health conditions such as dry eye syndrome, you need an appointment with an ophthalmologist. Dr. Choudhri at Eye Care Specialists of Florida provides quality eye care for our patients in and around Kissimmee. Call our team today at (407) 483-0328 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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