The exact treatment for dry eye syndrome depends on whether symptoms are caused by:
- decreased production of tears
- tears that evaporate too quickly
- an underlying condition
The first thing to consider is whether there are any obvious factors, such as a medication, causing the symptoms.
If your dry eye syndrome is caused by an underlying condition, your GP can prescribe treatment or refer you to an appropriate specialist.
You may also be able to help prevent dry eye syndrome or ease your symptoms by adjusting your environment, keeping your eyes clean, and improving your diet.