Review of Optometry: Why Dry Eye Hangs in the Balance

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The past 10,000 years have given rise to many changes in our nutritional environment, with enormous implications. A less varied diet and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle has led to an increased risk of chronic conditions such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, obesity, diabetes and many cancers.1 Today’s Western diet includes too many dietary grains and fatty foods and not enough fruits, vegetables and proteins. As a result, the number of omega-6 fatty acids in our diet are significantly higher while the amount of omega-3 fatty acids continues to decrease. Read More