9 Mistakes People With Dry Eye Make
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Have Dry Eye Syndrome? Avoid These Missteps

Your eyes are irritated, red, itchy, gritty and feel oh-so-dry. They might even be painful. You have dry eye syndrome, and you’re eager to reduce the irritation and experience some relief. But could you be unintentionally sabotaging your own best efforts?

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