Dry eyes are an incredibly common complaint which, in addition to dryness, leads to symptoms including soreness, eye fatigue, irritation, grittiness and burning. Although the condition is common, having dry eyes is still not considered normal.
Some individuals experience dry eyes as the symptom of a separate problem, such as ocular allergies, an eye infection, contact lens irritation, long hours of computer work or even hot, dry weather. Other individuals, however, have dry eye syndrome, chronic dry eyes unrelated to any other condition.
Individuals who have had an eye surgery or injury might experience dry eye syndrome as a side effect. Dry eyes can also be a symptom of an immune system disorder called Sjorgren’s Syndrome.
Our optometrist will perform a series of tests and examinations to determine the underlying cause of the patient’s dry eyes. The diagnosis process might include:
If you are diagnosed with dry eye syndrome, don’t worry. You can find more relief than what’s found inside a bottle of artificial tears. At Innovision Family Eyecare, we offer dry eye syndrome patients a variety of state-of-the-art treatment options, such as:
Upon diagnosis, our optometrist will discuss these dry eye treatment options with you to help you determine which treatment or combination of treatments will help you find effective, lasting relief from your chronic dry eyes.