Dryness is one of the most common complaints we see. We’ve gone into the basics of it, and what you can do to improve the symptoms. It’s important to remember that this condition should be treated as a chronic condition, so one bottle of artificial tears will help for as long as you’re using it. When it’s finished, you’ll need to buy another. Dryness is not something you can easily “cure” unlike an infection. Luckily, dry eye gels and drops are available over the counter without prescription.