Factors that make it more likely that you'll experience dry eyes include:

  • Being older than 50. Tear production tends to diminish as you get older. Dry eyes are common in people over 50.
  • Being a woman. A lack of tears is more common in women, especially if they experience hormonal changes due to pregnancy, using birth control pills or menopause.
  • Eating a diet that is low in vitamin A, which is found in liver, carrots and broccoli, or low in omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish, walnuts and vegetable oils
  • Wearing contact lenses
July 24, 2015