Yes, here it is, the one word women between the ages of 40 and 50 do not want to hear — menopause. Why mention it in a newsletter about eyes? Well, did you know the chance of developing dry eyes increases in women during pre-menopause and continues during post-menopause?
Women may experience a disruption of hormones that help maintain a stable tear film. This may result in inflammation which can lead to decreased tear production and dry eyes. Some symptoms include:
- Eye fatigue
- Excessive tearing
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty wearing contact lenses
We have created a center for treatment of dry eye disease; the only one in Kentucky. Visit us at www.DryEyeCenterOfKentucky.com to learn more about the specialized services we offer.