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Patients will present with some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Feeling like there is something in their eye (foreign body sensation)
  • Scratchy, gritty eyes
  • Aching or sore eyes
  • Smarting or burning eyes
  • Eyes tire easily, particularly noticeable when reading, watching TV or using a computer
  • Contact lens discomfort or intolerance
  • Excessive mucus discharge
  • Watery eyes
  • Eyes easily irritated by smoke
  • Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Blurred vision, particularly first thing in the morning and/or late in the day
  • Eyelids 'stick shut' at night
  • Eyelids feel 'heavy'