What is dry eye?

Dry eye is a condition affecting your eyes that results from too little tear production or inadequate chemical content of tears. As a result of any kind of dry eye, your eyes are frequently dry, red, and irritated. Put simply, your eyes don’t have the moisture they need to stay lubricated or flush out foreign objects, which can lead to additional irritation.

There are many reasons why you might develop dry eye, including hormones, allergies, autoimmune diseases, and inflamed eyelid glands. Your risk is particularly high if you don’t get much vitamin A in your diet, which you can find in foods like carrots and broccoli, or if you wear contact lenses..

After the team at Elite Eye Care looks over your eyes with a comprehensive eye exam, they can diagnose dry eye and recommend options for dry eye treatment.

What is dry eye treatment?

Dry eye treatment aims to restore your eyes’ lubrication and alleviate the symptoms that come with the condition. There are plenty of medications that can improve dry eye, and Dr. Yakubov prescribes them according to the type of dry eye you have.

Another form of treatment for dry eyes is called a punctal plug. Punctal plugs block tears from draining out of your eyes through their drainage ducts. Additionally, lifestyle changes like avoiding airborne irritants or wearing sunglasses can offer some relief.

Medications in the form of eye drops, pills, or ointments. They can:

  • iconReduce eyelid inflammation
  • iconReduce corneal inflammation
  • iconProduce artificial tears
  • iconStimulate natural tear production
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When should I look into dry eye treatment?

Dry eye treatment can help resolve or improve the symptoms that appear when your eyes don’t have enough tears to lubricate them and self-clean. You should schedule an appointment at Elite Eye Care for a comprehensive eye exam and possible tests regarding your tear production if you experience symptoms like:

  • iconLight sensitivity
  • iconPoor night vision
  • iconEye redness
  • iconEye redness Stinging or scratching sensations in your eyes
  • iconMucus in or around your eyes
  • iconEye watering
  • iconEye fatigue
  • iconThe feeling of a foreign body in your eye

Many of these symptoms are common among eye diseases, so professional tests are necessary for getting a precise dry eye diagnosis at Elite Eye Care.

Find out more about dry eye treatments and how they fight redness, watering, and irritation by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Elite Eye Care today.

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