Dry eyes is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren't able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate for many reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if you don't produce enough tears or if you produce poor-quality tears.
Dry eyes feel uncomfortable. If you have dry eyes, your eyes may sting or burn. You may experience dry eyes in certain situations, such as on an airplane, in an air-conditioned room, while riding a bike or after looking at a computer screen constantly without adequate breaks.
Treatments for dry eyes may make you more comfortable. These treatments can include lifestyle changes, eye drops, and use of simple devices or surgery in extreme cases.
Contact lenses may aggravate dry eyes however the new contact lens materials with inbuilt moisture holding capabilities ensure that lenses remain wet and are comfortable despite long wearing hours.