Mask Associated Dry Eye (MADE)

Wearing masks is essential to helping reduce the spread of COVID-19, but did you know it may lead to symptoms of dry eye? Mask Associated Dry Eye or M.A.D.E happens when hot air travels upward through the spaces of your mask and causes your tears to evaporate more quickly. This may also cause you to rub your eyes more which releases histamines that cause itching, irritation, redness, eyelid complications.

Please call our office today to make an appointment if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

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