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What are Dry Eye Symptoms?

A feeling of dryness is the most common symptom of dry eye, but some of the symptoms of dry eye are not as straightforward. For example, watery eyes (excessive tearing) can be a sign of dry eye. Other dry eye symptoms you may experience are:


Eye dryness

Eye irritation
Burning or
stinging eyes

Scratchy eyes

Gritty eyes

Tired eyes
Fluctuating or
blurry vision

Excessive tearing

If you experience one or more of the symptoms above, you may have dry eye. Without treatment, chronic dry eye can lead to eye infection, scarring or possibly impaired vision. To find out more, see your eye care professional.1,2


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  1. National Eye Institute. Accessed March 12, 2013.
  2. TFOS International Dry Eye Workshop (DEWS II). Ocular Surf. 2017 Jul; 15 (6): 269-650.