The picture of ocular surface dryness is changing and becoming more inclusive of broader patient types, including younger individuals. This article seeks to highlight four lifestyle risk factors that may be present for both classic and non-classic patients alike. The vicious cycle of chronic ocular surface dryness can be initiated by regular ocular surface irritation. The daily lifestyle habits described in this article all lend themselves to habitual ocular irritation.
By Tracy Doll, OD
Review of Optometry CE, May 2022
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