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

  • Increasing age
  • Being a woman
  • Taking medications that can cause dry eyes
  • Having laser eye surgery
  • Undergoing radiation therapy, such as is used to treat cancer, aimed at the eyes
  • 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
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