Air Pollution Can Affect Your Vision | Shinagawa LASIK Blog

Sick and tired of the non-stop air pollution around the metro? You should be.

Not only is air pollution bad for your general health, but it also is likewise not good at all for your eyesight.

As you know, consistent and adequate production of tears is very essential to keep your eyes healthy. These pollutants in the air can significantly affect the normal production of tears, leading to Dry Eye Syndrome.

This deficiency in tear production hampers a person’s quality of life. That’s why it is important to ensure that it’s not your life.

This condition actually affects around 98% of the population in Metro Manila. With the constant rise in pollution levels, more and more people are diagnosed with Dry Eye Syndrome.

Here are some symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome:

  • Excessive tearing
  • Discomfort wearing contact lenses
  • Stinging and burning in the eyes
  • Dryness of eye
  • Eye soreness
  • Blurry vision
  • Sticky eyelids
  • Itchy eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Photophobia
  • Fatigue eyes

Now that you know the symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome, you may very have an idea if you might have it or not.

It is important for you to identify that so you can protect your eyes as much as you can from the ever damaging pollution.

In our next entry, we will further discuss this matter by dishing out the best ways to protect your eyes from air pollution.

To know more about what’s best for your eyes, consult our renowned doctors. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 to schedule an appointment.