89% of the population didn’t know that their itchy, sore or watering eyes were symptoms of a common eye condition If you’ve never heard of dry eye syndrome you can be forgiven. Approximately 89% of the population haven’t heard of it either and it’s thought to be the most common eye conditions. Despite the condition being called ‘dry’ eye syndrome, it’s not just dry eyes that can be a symptom of this problem. Other symptoms include: Soreness Itchiness Blurred vision Sensitivity to light A gritty sensation Excessive watering Redness of the eyes and/or surrounding area