November 14, 2001 at 2:31 AM CST - Updated July 12 at 3:02 AM
The usual symptoms of Dry Eye include:
stinging or burning eyes
stringy mucus in or around the eyes
eye irritation from smoke or wind
difficulty wearing contact lenses
Excess tearing from dry eye sounds illogical, but if the tears responsible for maintenance lubrication do not keep the eye wet enough, the eye becomes irritated. When the eye is irritated, the Lacrimal gland produces a large volume of tears which overwhelms the tear drainage system. These excess tears then overflow from your eye.