Dry Eye Syndrome
One of the most common visual problems of Central Oregon residents is dry eye, and many patients don’t recognize it. You might not expect excessive tears running down your cheeks to be dry eye, but it actually is one of the symptoms. Other symptoms include dry, gritty, scratchy eye, red eyes and even large fluctuation in vision. Effected patients are usually female and may be as young as the early twenties. Contact lenses often aggravate the problem, as does the dryness in Central Oregon.