Dry eyes and hormonal changes
Hormones are important for your eye health. Studies have shown that there are estrogen and testosterone receptors on the cornea, as well as on the meibomian gland, situated just inside the eyelid. This is the gland which keeps your eyes moist. If your testosterone and estrogen levels drop as you age, and you have developed symptoms of dry eye syndrome, your sex hormones could be partly to blame.