Dry Eye Diagnosis and Treatment
Dry eye is a common condition that many people suffer from. It can be painful and irritating, and impairs vision. It is often difficult to determine what is causing dry eye. At Advanced Family Eye Care, we can help. Our team of optometry experts is experienced in diagnosing and treating dry eye and other conditions. Our team serves St. Joseph, South Haven, Benton Harbor, and Stevensville, MI. We are happy to answer any questions you have about dry eye.
What Is Dry Eye?
Dry eye occurs when your eyes are not able to produce the right quality or quantity of a protective film that covers your eyes. This film acts as a lubricant for your eyes. It is vital in keeping your eyes healthy and pain-free. Symptoms of dry eyes include a burning or stinging feeling in the eyes, redness in the eyes, blurred vision, or difficulty in keeping your eyes open. In some cases, you might develop sensitivity to light if you have dry eyes.
What Causes Dry Eye?
There are different types of causes for dry eyes. If you are taking medication for anxiety, depression, allergies, autoimmune disorders, or other conditions, these medications may be causing your dry eye symptoms. It is important to check the side effects of these medications and speak with optometrist.
Your environmental conditions, like dust or wind, can also cause dry eyes. You can also develop dry eye as you age.
Dry Eye Diagnosis
When you visit our optometrist, we will perform a comprehensive examination of your eyes. The symptoms of dry eyes could be caused by other underlying conditions for your eyes. We will test your vision and eye health and determine the cause of your dry eye.
Dry Eye Treatment
After your dry eyes diagnosis is complete, our optometrist will discuss treatment options with you. We might prescribe certain eye drops to keep your eyes lubricated. We might also suggest changes to your medications or lifestyle to help you manage dry eyes. There is no permanent cure for dry eyes, but you can manage the moisture in your eyes to keep them lubricated. If any other health or eye condition is causing your dry eye, we will guide you on the treatment of those issues.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist for Dry Eye Treatment
If you are experiencing symptoms of dry eye, you don’t have to continue suffering. At Advanced Family Eye Care, our optometry team will help. We will treat your dry eyes or help you get relief from any type of eye or vision issue. Our team serves St. Joseph, South Haven, Benton Harbor, and Stevensville, MI. Call us today to schedule an appointment.