Eye Care Treatment for Dry Eyes
One of the most important aspects of our body is our vision. Overtime, our eyes can experience many vision problems. One of the most common vision problem is dry eye syndrome. This condition can be frustrating and uncomfortable, but there are treatment options available. Our optometrists at Southwood Eyecare in Calgary can perform an eye exam, diagnosis dry syndrome, and provide dry eye treatment.
Causes of Dry Eye Syndrome
If you’ve come down with this condition, you may be asking yourself how you got it in the first place. Dry eye can be caused by a variety of different ways. Common causes of dry eye syndrome include:
Tear Composition Imbalance
The tear film in our eyes consists of three layers: oil, water, and mucus. If there are any issues with any of these, dry eye can occur. Typically, glands in our eyes become clogged or blocked, causing this annoying condition.
Lowered Tear Production
Another reason you might have dry eye is a decrease in tear production. When our eyes are functioning properly, we produce tears that help lubricate our eyes. Common causes of lowered tear production include:
- Old age
- Reaction to certain medication
- Certain medical conditions
- Tear gland damage
- Laser eye surgery
If you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above, it’s best to seek our eye care professionals to help limit the pain and discomfort.
Symptoms of Dry Eye
While many of these symptoms can be minor, they can also be pretty annoying and painful. If any of the following symptoms become extreme, it’s best to seek proper dry eye treatment. Common symptoms of dry eye syndrome include:
- Burning feeling in your eyes
- Trouble wearing contacts
- Blurry vision
- Eye discomfort
- Sensitivity to light
- Difficulty driving
- Watery eyes
Dry Eye Treatment
After a proper diagnosis from our doctors of optometry, dry eye treatment will be provided. Our eye doctors may suggest using eye drops to help lubricate your eyes and decrease inflammation on the cornea. They may even suggest BlephEx to remove debris in the eyelid that could be causing dry eye. BlephEx is painless and can be done in the comfort of our optometry office. The procedure may take a few minutes to be completed.