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Many people all over experience eye pain and irritation due to a condition called dry eye syndrome. Dry eyes usually feel itchy or scratchy, with the individual experiencing sensitivity to light. Over time, the symptoms can interfere with an individual’s daily life. People with dry eyes find it almost impossible to wear contacts. If not treated, dry eyes can cause serious eye health and vision problems. Fortunately, there is a solution to the dry eyes condition.
Standard contact lenses aren’t right for everyone. In fact, there are many different eye conditions that can make regular contact lenses uncomfortable or unstable, resulting in issues such as irritation and poor quality vision. Keratoconus is a common eye issue that can prevent patients from wearing standard contacts.
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the most common cause of evaporative dry eye in adults and more recently has been shown to occur in adolescents. MGD has been linked to screen use in many studies in both children and adults.
This pilot study identified the frequency and severity of dry eye syndrome (DES) symptoms in a pediatric population and their association with screen time using a modified Standard Patient Evaluation of Eye Dryness Questionnaire (mSPEED) questionnaire.