Eyesential® Sunglasses Lock in Moisture to Protect Against Dry Eye
The prevalence of dry eye syndrome increases with age. An estimated 3.2 million women age 50 and over and 1.68 million men age 50 and over are affected by dry eye syndrome.
Dry Eye Syndrome is typically an age-related disease due to insufficient tears to lubricate the eyes. But many people who wear contact lenses, take certain medications, have had eye surgery or live in windy, hot or dry climates may also experience dry eye.
Dry Eye Syndrome symptoms may include blurred vision, itching, burning sensation, a gritty/scratchy sensation in the eyes and light sensitivity. While there are many prescription and over-the-counter artificial tears and medications, dry eye sunglasses can also help minimize the symptoms.
Dry eye sunglasses like Eyesential are designed specifically to lock in the eyes' moisture thanks to a wrap-around design and an inner foam seal.
Eyesential sunglasses provide a barrier to the eyes for those suffering from dry eye, allergies, dust, wind and extreme bright light. The comfortable foam-lined frame retains moisture around the eye while protecting from external elements. Available in black/gray or tortoise/amber frames/lenses. Choose from many shapes and sizes.
- 100% UVA/UVB protection
- Polycarbonate lenses with anti-fog coating
- Lenses can be removed to accommodate individual's own prescription lenses
- Scratch-resistant lenses
- BendToFit® temples for comfort
- Microfiber drawstring case included
Causes of Dry Eye
- Age. Reduced tear production is a natural effect of aging.
- Gender. Women are more likely to develop dry eyes, due to hormonal changes.
- Medications. Some medications, like antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants and blood pressure medications, can cause dry eye by reducing tear production.
- Health Conditions. Diabetes, arthritis, thyroid conditions and LASIK surgery can reduce the amount of tears your eye produces.
- Environment. Smoke, wind and dry air may also cause dry eye.
Schaumberg DA, Sullivan DA, Buring JE, Dana MR. Prevalence of dry eye syndrome among U.S. women. Am J Ophthalmol. 2003;136:318-26.
Schaumberg DA, Dana R, Buring JE, Sullivan DA. Prevalence of dry eye disease among U.S. men: estimates from the Physicians' Health Studies. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009;127:763-8.