Dry Eye Therapy

Dye eye syndrome is an eye condition that results when your tear ducts do not produce sufficient tears to retain the required level of lubrication. Adequate and consistent tears are vital for the proper functioning of your eyes. If you believe you are suffering from dry eye syndrome, our optometry team can help. With early and proper intervention, our eye doctor at Engle Eyewear can help manage the root cause of your dry eyes. Here’s what you need to know about dry eye syndrome and how we can help.

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Symptoms of Dry Eyes?

Dry eye syndrome has a wide range of symptoms. The eyes are sensitive organs, and vision issues can quickly become severe if not treated properly. Therefore, if you experience any symptoms of dry eye syndrome, please consult our eye doctor immediately. Common symptoms include:

  • Eye redness
  • Lack of focus while driving due to eye irritation
  • Distress while wearing contact lenses
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Continuous eye discharge
  • Feeling like there is something stuck in the eyes
  • Sore eyes
  • Constant urge to scratch
  • Watery eyes

Causes of Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome occurs due to inadequate lubrication of your eyes. Some of the causes of inadequate tear production include:

  • Certain medications
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Poor nutrition
  • Environmental factors like smoke, wind, or dry air
  • Eye injuries
  • Prolonged staring at screens
  • Wearing contact lenses for long periods
  • Medical conditions, certain eye diseases, or seasonal allergies

Dry Eye Treatment

After a comprehensive eye exam, our eye doctor will determine whether the condition is mild or severe. For mild cases, home care remedies may be recommended, like:

  • Taking breaks while using screens
  • Avoiding smoky or windy areas
  • Using sunglasses while outside
  • Using prescribed eye drops

For severe dry eye cases, the treatment may include:

  • Allergy medication
  • Steroid eye drops
  • Punctal plugs — tiny devices inserted into your tear ducts to prevent tears from draining

Visit Our Optometry Team for Dry Eye Care

Dry eye syndrome is an irritating condition, and when left untreated, it can lead to permanent eye damage. If you suspect you have dry eye syndrome, please schedule an appointment with our optometrist, Dr. Helen Chandoha-Knott, for proper diagnosis, treatment, and other eye care services.

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