19 Worst Cities for Dry Eye. Coping with dry eye is tough enough. But living in one of the top dry eye cities could make it worse. Factors that can bump a city up the list include wind, temperatures, humidity, altitude, pollutants, and ocular allergies. A great example is that cities with high temperatures or high levels of air pollution have an increased risk of dry eye disease. The list below was assembled by the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS), and the

Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


  1. Lubbock, Texas
  2. El Paso, Texas
  3. Midland/Odessa, Texas
  4. Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  5. Atlanta, Georgia
  6. Salt Lake City, Utah
  7. Phoenix, Arizona
  8. Amarillo, Texas
  9. Honolulu, Hawaii
  10. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  11. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  12. Tucson, Arizona
  13. Norfolk, Virginia
  14. Newark,
  15. New Jersey
  16. Boston, Massachusetts
  17. Denver, Colorado
  18. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  19. Bakersfield, California
  20. Wichita, Kansas

Based on data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climatic Data Center and the Environmental Protection Agency