It's crazy to learn new things about PCOS and realize how long you've had it without knowing. Ever since high school I have always needed contact lenses, but can't wear them because my eyes are super dry. Ten minutes after inserting the lens, they are literally stuck to my eyeball, because they are so dry. It turns out that PCOS has a lot to do with dry eye.
As you can guess our hormones are the culprit. Hormones are what is responsible for tear production and when they aren't in sync, dry eye happens. The hormonal imbalance due to PCOS is knows to cause inflammation which also inflames the tear ducts.
Some things that you can do to help dry eye is to get adequate amounts Omega-3 oil, avoid sitting in front of the computer or tv for too long, use artificial tears, and use a mild soap (like baby shampoo) to gently clean eyes.
As if being hormonal, increase hair growth in random places, and acne weren't enough to deal with; now we can add dry eye to the list! Yay us ;)
Hi my name is Whitney and I'm a mom to 2 adorable boys and the wife to a sports loving, handsome man. I'm outnumbered but wouldn't have it any other way. I'm navigating motherhood one fart joke at a time. Welcome to my crazy life!