REDUCING DRY EYES
If you have been living with dry eyes, you know the feeling: itchy, stinging, burning, red eyes are uncomfortable and can affect your day-to-day life.
So, what if we told you there are ways to make your eyes feel more comfortable? Our office is specially trained in dry eye therapy that can help ease your symptoms and may reduce recurring dry eyes.
Want to find out how? Get in touch with our expert team today.
AN IRRITATING SENSATION
Dry eyes may have you feeling a little irritated. You don’t have to experience all of the symptoms to seek relief.
Sometimes, dry eyes feel like:
- Scratching when you blink
- Feeling like there’s something in your eye
- Stinging or burning on your eyeball
- Blurred vision that varies when you blink
- Your eyes are watering too much
- Your eyes are tired a lot or strained
You may also experience:
- Stringy mucus
- Red eyes
- Light sensitivity
WHAT CAUSES DRY EYES?
Numerous health and environmental factors can lead to dry eyes. When your eyes don’t produce high-quality tears, the lubrication of your eye suffers. Your body could be underproducing tears, or they could be evaporating too quickly.
A common cause of dry eyes is meibomian gland dysfunction, which occurs when small glands in your eye don’t secrete the right amount of meibum, an oil that works with your tears to provide lubrication for your eyes.
A handful of reasons can contribute to dry eyes:
- Age—the natural aging process and hormonal changes can affect tear production
- Medical conditions—allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroid disorders, vitamin deficiencies, and more
- Contact lenses—prolonged use can dry out our eyes
- Laser eye surgery—typically temporary following the procedure
- Digital eye strain—blinking less often and looking at a screen for a prolonged period
- Low-quality eye drops—many contain preservatives that can actually dry your eyes out
- Environment—wind, smoke, and dry air
- Blepharitis—inflammation of oil glands behind the eyelids
ALLEVIATE DRY EYES
Our team is highly qualified in treating dry eyes using various methods. We want to work with you to find your optimal solution for dry eye symptoms.
Dry eyes that are left untreated can lead to further complications like damaged corneal tissue and an increased risk of infection.
Your optometrist may prescribe eye drops, heat masks, medications, and other treatments to help you find relief. Our dry eye therapy program may include any of the following products and treatments:
Get started with dry eye therapy today by booking an appointment with us.