Dry Eye Syndrome

Written by eHealth Navigator Monday, 16 July 2012 3:09PM

Dry Eye Facts:

•  48 percent of adult Americans regularly experience dry eye symptoms. Source: Allergan Dry Eye Survey March 2011

•  42 percent of women age 45 to 54 who have dry eye symptoms report blurred vision associated with the condition. Source: Allergan Dry Eye Survey March 2011

•  Women more frequently than men report having difficulty using a computer due to dry eye symptoms (62 vs. 44 percent). Source: Allergan Dry Eye Survey March 2011

•  43 percent of adults with dry eye symptoms say they experience difficulty reading due to their symptoms. Source: Allergan Dry Eye Survey March 2011

•  Among adults age 55 and older, 30 percent of men and 19 percent of women say they have experienced dry eye symptoms for more than 10 years.  Source: Allergan Dry Eye Survey March 2011

•  19 percent of adults say they use over-the-counter eye drops at least five times per week to treat dry eye symptoms.  Source: Allergan Dry Eye Survey March 2011

Other Vision Problem Facts:

•  Glaucoma affects almost 2.3 million Americans age 40 and older. Source: the National Eye Institute, 2008.

•  More than 2 million Americans age 50 and older have advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the stage that can lead to severe vision impairment. Source: the National Eye Institute, 2008.

•  Diabetic retinopathy affects more than 4.4 million Americans age 40 and older. Source: the National Eye Institute, 2008.

Last Updated on Thursday, 4 April 2013 6:05PM