What Is Causing My Dry Eyes?
Because we live in beautiful Southern Alberta, we experience the dry, cold air climate firsthand, and dry eye can affect the vast majority of the population. Your tears are comprised of 3 layers:
- The oily outer layer in your meibomian glands
- The watery middle layer in your lacrimal glands
- The inner mucus layer in the conjunctiva of your eye
Dry eye disease can occur when the glands that produce these elements of your tears are not functioning properly or become inflamed.