I know that this topic has come up in the past on here, but I have a bit of a different perspective. In some earlier posts here, some women actually seemed to feel that the birth control pills helped their dry eye. That was interesting but I'm concerned about the pills causing dry eye.
I'm wondering if any of you (Ladies only, obviously!) have noticed any link between being on birth control pills and your dry eyes (either positive or negative). There is so much talk about hormones and menopause and hormone supplements being possible instigators but I haven't seen any definitive answers about birth control pills, which would obviously be an issue in the same way.
I've been on birth control pills for almost 30 years. I'm 48 and I'm not in or near menopause yet. I've changed the type of pills a number of times and I'm not aware of a specific point of either when my dry eyes started nor any correlation to the pills or which kind of pills I was on at that time. I'm currently on Yasmin (and I currently, of course, still have dry eyes).
Could you respond as to whether you have had any positive or negative effects to your dry eye that you know are due to your birth control pills and what kind of pills?
Of course there is one caveat here...if people went off the pills and their dry eyes got better, they're probably not reading the DEZ posts anymore. So we may not hear both sides to this!