Both eyes are generally affected in symptoms described above.
Dry eye is an ongoing condition that may or may not be cured depending on the cause. In most cases artificial tears are prescribed to alleviate the dry scratchy feeling. There are several brands on the market and is available without prescription. Many people try different brands to find one that they like the best.
In some instances where the dry eyes is more several, your ophthalmologist may perform a procedure where the channels to your tear duct are closed temporarily or permanently to create a reservoir of tears.
If the problem is environmental, the use of sunglasses and humidifier indoors can help alleviate the problem.
Eye floaters are spots or shadowy shapes that passes in front or to the side of your vision. Since they are inside your eye, they move with your eyes when you try to see them. Floaters can have different shapes such dots, circles, wiggly lines or like cobwebs and may be seen more clearly on plain background such as a blank white wall. For most people, floaters start occurring as they grow older. The vitreous humor thickens and clumps as we age which results infloaters from the clumped vitreous gel.
Most eye floaters are harmless and are merely an annoyance. There is no specific treatment to get rid of them. While some floaters may remain in your vision, some will fade over time.