Dry Eye

Dry eye is one of the most common eye conditions. Most people will experience some sort of eye dryness or itchiness at some point, but consistent dry eye symptoms can indicate a serious issue. In fact, living with dry eyes for too long can have a negative impact on your overall vision and eye health. Greenwich Eye Care provides treatment for dry eye. Our Greenwich optometrist offers eye care based on your needs. Here's what you need to know about dry eye.

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Dry Eye Symptoms

You may experience a variety of dry eye symptoms, including:

  • Burning Eyes
  • Stinging Eyes
  • Itchy Eyes
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Red Eyes
  • Uncomfortable Contact Lenses
  • Difficulty Night Driving
  • Blurry vision
  • Tired Eyes

You may notice that your eyes become watery as the other symptoms develop. Patients will often rely on eye drops more often than they used to, or wearing contact lenses can seem impossible. Even if your symptoms are not on this list, it is important that you schedule an appointment at our clinic for a professional assessment.

Dry Eye Causes

Unfortunately, dry eye has many causes. Some causes have a biological component you may not be able to control, but other causes are environmental or situational. Causes of this condition include:

  • Inflamed Glands
  • Hormone Fluctuations
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Decreased Tear Production
  • Living in Dry Areas
  • Laser Surgery
  • Contact Lens Use
  • Computer Vision

Pinpointing the cause of your symptoms is vital because we can provide the appropriate treatment based on your eye care needs. Knowing the cause makes finding the proper treatment for the issue easier.

Dry Eye Treatments

Your treatment plan will be customized for your specific needs. For example, living in a dry area can often be remedied by adding a humidifier to your home or using prescribed eye drops. On the other hand, something like an autoimmune disease may require improved maintenance of this condition. In other cases, dry eye treatments are administered by our optometrist based on the diagnosis. For example, we may recommend a new type of contact lens that will help your eyes avoid becoming dry. Additionally, you may benefit from a treatment that improves tear production.

Visit Our Optometrist for Dry Eye Care in Greenwich

Have you been struggling with dry eyes? Our optometrist helps patients in and around Greenwich find effective relief from this condition. Whether you need a routine exam or personalized care for your dry eyes, our team at Greenwich Eye Care is here for you. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment or to learn more about the optometry services we offer.

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