"I have other medical problems."
Some medical problems, such as allergies, Sjogren's syndrome, thyroid conditions, hormonal changes brought on by menopause, and skin conditions such as acne rosacea, can cause vision problems or eye irritation, especially irritation from dryness.
Dry eyes are also a common side effect of many over-the-counter and prescription medications, such as antihistamines or blood pressure medications. Dry eye syndrome is a condition that can cause your eyes to feel gritty or appear red.
Page published in February 2019
Page updated in January 2021