Hey! I experienced similar eye problems like you are describing. It started out as an eye infection that just wouldn't go away. The doctor blamed it on allergies and told me to avoid wearing my contact lenses for now (I had worn contacts for over ten years with no problems until then). Dryness and discomfort continued and I never could stand to wear my contacts again. I was then diagnosed with Lupus and my rheumy said I also had Sjorgen's Syndrome as a secondary auto-immune disease. It basically dries up all your body's moisture-producing glands, causing dry eyes, mouth and nose. I'm on prescription eye drops and such now and it seems to help, but it is a constant battle of discomfort, especially my eyes. At night I wake up with them so dry I can barely pry them open to put drops in. I'm not trying to scare you, but if you condition worsens and you experience other symptoms like mine, you might want to ask your doctor about Sjorgen's. Anyway, hope this helps!