Dry eyes are very common in the desert environment of the Middle East and GCC
Especially in Riyadh, Dubai and Kuwait, the stress on the eyes is especailly high according to optometrists. Be it the high temperatures or frequent exposure to Air conditioning.
Redness and a burning sensation is a common symptom of dry eyes. Sometimes eyes have difficulty producing enough tears to replenish moisture. This results in dry eyes and may cause irritation and sensitivity to light.
Dry eyes can also be caused by environmental factors such as dry air, wind, and exposure to sunlight. Aging, hormonal levels, and certain medications may alsocontributeto the condition.
The most recommended treatment is over-the-counter eye drops found in pharmacies. Humidifiers, especially during the winter, add moisture to the air and will keep your eyes more comfortable.