Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eye syndrome can also cause overstimulated production of tears, causing the eyes to become watery, as opposed to the normal slow and steady rate that keeps your eyes moist and comfortable. There are several contributing factors to different causes of dry eye. For example not producing enough tears or not producing the correct consistency of tears to keep your eye feeling healthy. If you blink and the proper tear film is not spread over your eyes, then you will experience the symptoms associated with dry eye syndrome.

CAUSES

When your tears aren’t produced in a proper manner the moisture level of your eyes becomes imbalanced causing irritation. Dry eye is a fairly common condition with many different causes. The following are several contributing factors of dry eye syndrome:

  • Natural aging process (especially for women during menopause)
  • Dry and dusty climates
  • Windy or smoky conditions
  • Over- or under-production of tears
  • Side effects from Systemic or Oral Medications
  • Corneal surgery
  • Long-term contact lens use
  • Air conditioning and heating systems
  • Long periods of looking at computer/smart phone/tablet screens

SYMPTOMS

  • Scratchy or gritty sensation
  • Itching and/or burning
  • Redness
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Watery eyes
  • Increased irritation from wind and smoke
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Vision changes throughout the day

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or believe that you may have dry eye disease based on the possible triggers and causes listed above, you should schedule a dry eye evaluation with one of our doctors.  We offer tailored treatment plans to each individual patient and we provide the latest treatment options available for dry eye disease.