#DryEye is a condition where the eyes don’t make enough tears or produce a poor quality of tears. Dry eye disease is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate and unstable for many reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if you don’t produce enough tears or if you produce poor-quality tears. This tear instability leads to inflammation and damage of the eye’s surface.
Dry Eye Symptoms
Dry eye symptoms may include burning, red, gritty, scratchy, blurry vision and watery eyes are just a few of the symptoms from Dry Eyes and #ArtificialTears are just One of the many ways to treat it! It’s usually a natural aging process but can also be from incomplete blinking, certain meds, environment, health problems or after LASIK.
Dry Eye Treatment
Apply a washcloth soaked in warm water to tired, dry eyes and (keep your eyes closed). Treatments for dry eyes will give you relief from some of the symptoms listed above and help you feel more comfortable. Treatment plans can include lifestyle changes (sleep, diet and exercise), vitamins and eyedrops. You’ll likely need to take these measures indefinitely to control the symptoms of dry eyes.
Dry eye does not typically just go away. It’s usually a chronic condition that needs to be treated by an eye doctor.
Come see us at #MEC for your Dry Eye Evaluation and Treatment plan.
Millennium Eye Center
6601 Old Winter Garden Rd, Ste 104.
Orlando, FL 32835