Dry Eye Treatment to Help You See More Comfortably
Excel Optometry offers expert dry eye treatment for our patients suffering from dry eyes. If your natural tears aren’t sufficient to comfortably lubricate your eye, you may have dry eye. Dry eye can not only be uncomfortable, it can cause inflammation and redness in the eyes. People who have chronic dry eye are also more likely to experience sensitivity to light, and can even experience a stinging or burning sensation in the eyes. Dry eye can even lead to permanent eye damage, which makes getting treatment for dry eye important to keeping your eyes healthy.
Symptoms of Dry Eye
Dry eye could present with symptoms such as a burning or stinging feeling in the eyes, watery eyes, blurred vision, constantly feeling as though there is something in your eye and/or redness in your eye. If you have any of these symptoms, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor to see if dry eye could be the issue.
How Is Dry Eye Treated?
Dry eye treatment typically consists of a multi-faceted approach in which we use one or more methods to successfully treat your dry eye. These could include artificial tears, prescription eye drops or eye inserts, which can help lubricate your eye throughout the day.
For some people, medication, a medical condition or even nerve damage can cause dry eye. During your appointment, your doctor will review your medical history and medications with you to determine if your dry eye could be caused by an underlying condition or medication that can be switched to improve your dry eye.