Are you suffering from dry eye? Dry eye is a condition that can vary widely in severity. Minor cases of dry eye can irritate the eye. Severe cases of dry eye can cause many symptoms such as blurred vision and left untreated it could even result in scarring of the cornea. It is important to monitor your symptoms if you believe you are suffering from dry eye. You do not want your symptoms to get worse as this could mean your minor case of dry eye is turning into a severe case of dry eye. Vacaville Optometrist has all of your options when it comes to dry eye treatment.
There are many different symptoms of dry eye. The symptoms can vary greatly depending on the severity of your dry eye. In all cases of dry eye including minor, moderate, and severe, irritation is common. When your eyes are dry for an extended period of time it causes discomfort which may provoke you to rub your eyes. Other symptoms of dry eye include redness of the eye and even blurred vision. In some cases, fatigue of the eye may also be present.
Dry eye can occur for many different reasons. Improper contact lenses use could result in dry eye over time. Gland dysfunction and pregnancy can also cause dry eye. Some medications may cause dry eye such as anti-histamines and blood pressure medication. Lasik eye surgery may also cause dry eye. Whatever your cause may be, Vacaville Optometrists are confident that they can help with all of your symptoms. It may be as simple as getting you fitted with a proper pair of contact lenses. It may involve daily practices to improve the symptoms that you are experiencing. Contact us to learn more about your options.
There are a few different treatment options that we may utilize when treating your dry eye. The method of treatment is often dependent on the underlying cause of the condition. Introducing artificial tears to your eyes is one of the most common practices for treating dryness. There are also types of glasses we may recommend that can minimize tear evaporation and therefore reduce the symptoms of dry eye. We will also discuss your current medication to try to find out if they are having a negative impact on your dry eye symptoms. In some cases, we recommend some other medication such as special types of eye drops.
Our Dry Eye Clients
Vacaville Optometrists have provided relief to many clients over the years suffering from dry eye. By utilizing our techniques and tools we can help diagnose your dry eye and help determine the source of the dry eye. From there we can make a plan to minimize the symptoms. We may recommend special eyewear, we may recommend medication, or we may recommend a lifestyle change. Our clients keep coming back to us for their dry eye needs because we greatly improve their quality of life using our methods.