You Can’t Hide Your Dryin’ Eyes

Dry eyes have been my “beauty bane” since I turned 50 some … Cough! Cough! … years ago. My peepers naturally water whenever they get irritated, leaving me with unlovely makeup. But older women aren’t the only ones suffering this dry spell; the condition affects older men nearly as much. A new you within reach — Visit AARP Life Reimagined » Marguerite McDonald, an ophthalmologist on Long Island, N.Y., calls dry-eye disease (DED) “a progressive condition that represents a huge unmet …

‘Epidemic’ of Dry Eyes: Blink More, Stare Less

For the past year, my eye doctor has been giving me samples of different over-the-counter drops to help me with the dry, irritated eyeballs I have first thing in the morning and again at night. I assumed it was just me with this annoying problem, but evidently there are some 25 million other Americans with the same condition, according to a recent story in the  Wall Street Journal. At least one ophthalmologist said she’s seen an “epidemic” of irritated, dry …