Eye Makeup and Dry Eye
For many patients, eye makeup is part of their everyday life. The cosmetics industry is one of the most extensive and successful markets in the world, offering countless products and formulations for every taste, desire, or concern.
While experimenting with different products and applications can satisfy every personal taste and need, it is important to consider how these products that are applied to the lids, lashes, and possibly the lid margins, can affect the health of the eyes. Waterproof formulations, heavy application, cosmetic trends, and certain ingredients (such as parabens or fragrance) can disrupt the ocular surface, gland function, and tear film, and should be avoided by dry eye patients.