can central air cause eye dryness?

@cher913 (25893)
Canada
June 7, 2007 3:32pm CST
this may sound odd, but we do not have central air at home (just a couple of air conditioners) and this year i am working part time at an office that not only has central air, but is quite cool most of the time.. lately i have noticed that my eyes are very dry, so much so that my eye dr gave me artificial tears to help combat it... i am wondering has anyone else suffered with this? or am i a case onto myself? thanks in advance for your answer :-)
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@vampoet (825)
• Singapore
7 Jun 07
Basically my eyes become dry in any air-con environment. I guess it is normal as there is less humidity in the air then when you are outside, maybe? I'm not sure of the causes but I do know that it affects different people at different rates. So in your case, I shouldn't be too concerned.
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@AmbiePam (48108)
• United States
7 Jun 07
Sure it can. But ceiling fans are worse. If I'm wearing my contacts then I'm sure never to be around a ceiling fan if I can help it. You might try checking the air filter to make sure there isn't a lot of dust in it or it isn't clogged.
7 Jun 07
I don't here either. I can't really answer the question but I guess it depends on the person. It sounds possible but I haven't experienced it or seen it myself. :P Kudos, ~Joey