Fall: leaves, dust, wind… All of these natural factors can lead to Dry Eye Syndrome. This time of year, our bodies are also exposed to conditions that help promote the syndrome. Suggestions and advice.

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In many cases, Dry Eye Syndrome is the result of external factors, like a hot, dry environment, and in others it is caused by human factors, like stress. If both factors coincide, we find ourselves at higher risk of developing this condition.

So, we have to watch out in the fall, with the winds outside and lack of natural ventilation inside, as these can irritate or promote dry eyes. Plus, it’s not all about outdoor weather conditions. In the fall we also start to keep windows closed and use heating and forced-air devices that help create these adverse conditions for the eyes.

Likewise, in the fall we are often under greater stress: vacation is over and this is the season for going back to school or work. This means we often spend the day, every day, staring at one spot and, in many cases, that we spend more time using digital screens.

 

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