What Tears Are Made of And Why You Cry (Infographic)

Tears are useful. They telegraph all kinds of feelings. They help you see clearly. They wash debris from your eyes. Here you’ll discover everything you need to know about tears. Why they taste salty. Why women cry more than men. What happens when you make too many tears. Why you get dry eye. And more.

5 Ways to Say Goodbye to Dry Eye

As the weather turns cold and dry, many people’s eyes start to feel like parchment paper. They burn, itch and feel like they have grit in them that just won’t come out. If you have these symptoms, you may have dry eye. Dry eye is a condition in which the eyes don’t produce enough tears … Read More

Treating Dry Eyes: Nothing to Cry About

Dry eyes can be a real nuisance, making it tough to read, drive and focus on tasks. But the good news is that the condition is usually nothing to cry about; generally, it’s easily treated without long-term risks.  “The vast majority of people have irritation, burning or a gritty feeling in their eyes, but there … Read More

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