If you frequently have dry eyes, you are definitely not alone. More than 16 million people have dry eye disease and many more simply live with the discomfort. If you are one of the many battling against dry eyes on your own, it is time to reach out for help. Your eye doctor can track down the cause and offer treatment options that will have you seeing clearly and comfortably in no time flat.
Dry Eye Symptoms
When affected by dry eyes, you are likely to experience the most common symptoms in both eyes at the same time. Initially, you might feel like you have an eyelash in your eye without finding any sign of one.
Soon after, you might notice:
- Light sensitivity
- Mucus discharge
- Blurred vision
- Eye fatigue
- Watery eyes
It is also common for your eyes to start to water excessively to compensate for the lack of tears. The excessive tearing and mucus discharge can make it difficult to see clearly, especially while driving at night.
Causes of Dry Eye Syndrome
When your eyes do not produce enough quality tears, dry eyes become an everyday occurrence. There are a number of reasons your eyes might cease adequate tear production, such as:
- Diabetes, lupus, and other health conditions
- Taking medications with dry eyes as a side effect, like decongestants
- Damage to the tear glands
- Difficulties fully closing the eyelid
- Growing older
No matter the cause, your eye doctor can help you resolve the issue or compensate for the lack of tears.
Dry Eye Treatments
When you go to your eye doctor, they will find the cause of your dry eyes and offer several treatment options, including:
- Serum Tears
- Eyelid Expression
- Punctal Plugs
- Eye Drops
- Special Contact Lens
The ideal treatment will depend on the cause along with your health history and preferences. If severe dry eye isn’t treated, it can sometimes damage your cornea, the outer layer of your eye. If you are ready to get help for dry eyes, simply contact Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers at (800) 714-2020 to request an appointment.
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