Did you know that wearing a face protective mask could be causing dry eye? In short, the air you exhale while wearing a mask needs to go somewhere. If a mask sits loosely against your face, the air is likely going up and out of the top of the face mask and then over the surface of your eyes. It causes tears to evaporate, leaving the surface of your eyes dry.
Symptoms of dry eye disease:
Red, itchy, painful or burning eyes that may feel gritty, tired and irritated. It typically gets worse when using fans or air conditioning or being in windy weather.