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Dry Eye Treatment

Dry Eye Treatment at Vision I Care

Are you experiencing teary or watery eyes? Do you feel burning, itchiness, or a sandy sensation around your eyelids? These symptoms might indicate dry eye syndrome.

Understanding Dry Eye Syndrome (DES)

Dry eye syndrome occurs when the production and drainage of tears are out of balance. Whether due to insufficient tear production or poor tear quality, dry eyes can lead to uncomfortable symptoms such as itching, burning, redness, watery eyes, and even eye pain. Left untreated, dry eye syndrome can escalate, increasing the risk of serious eye issues like corneal ulcers.

Common Causes of Dry Eyes

While over 80% of dry eye cases result from blocked oil glands in the eyelids, known as meibomian gland dysfunction or evaporative dry eye, other factors can contribute to this syndrome:

  • Gender: The majority of dry eye sufferers are women, often due to hormonal changes from contraceptives, pregnancy, or menopause.
  • Age: Individuals over 50 are more prone to DES.
  • Environment: Dry wind, air, and climates can lead to tear evaporation. Heating and cooling systems, fans, and hair dryers can exacerbate the condition.
  • Medication: Some medications, including antidepressants, decongestants, and blood pressure medications, may contribute to dry eyes.
  • Autoimmune Disorders: Conditions like Sjogren’s disease and arthritis can also be associated with dry eye syndrome.

Identifying Dry Eye Syndrome Symptoms

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have dry eye syndrome:

  • Gritty, itchy, or stinging eyes
  • Excessive tearing and discharge
  • Eyes feeling tired or dry
  • Increased light sensitivity
  • Regular use of eye drops
  • Discomfort worsening throughout the day

Take our dry eye quiz to assess your symptoms, and read testimonials from others who have benefited from our dry eye treatment.

Individualized & Effective Dry Eye Treatment

Our dry eye treatment program is tailored to each patient based on the root cause. We strive to restore or maintain a normal tear balance to minimize dryness and discomfort. Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced eye doctors to receive a personalized treatment plan, ensuring your eyes stay healthy and comfortable every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cure for dry eye syndrome?

While there isn’t a cure, our treatments aim to manage and alleviate symptoms effectively.

What is the main cause of dry eye syndrome?

Meibomian gland dysfunction is a common cause, but various factors can contribute.

How do I prevent dry eye symptoms?

Environmental adjustments, regular breaks from screens, and proper eye hygiene can help prevent symptoms.

Can dry eye syndrome cause blindness?

Severe cases left untreated could potentially lead to complications, emphasizing the importance of timely treatment.

For more information or to address specific concerns about dry eyes, explore our FAQ section or contact us for a comprehensive consultation. Your comfort and eye health are our priorities at Vision I Care.

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