Do You Suffer From Dry, Watery, Gritty Eyes?
The Dry Eye Center At Forsight Vision Can Help You Find Relief
Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome is more than just dry eyes.
It is a condition that can include many symptoms that cause discomfort, impair vision and limit your ability to go about your daily life including:
Our Dry Eye Specialists Can Help!
Our optometrists specialize in diagnosing and treating chronic dry eye syndrome. We will assess your condition to determine the cause of your dry eyes utilizing some of the most advanced diagnostic equipment available, and then find the best solution to relieve your symptoms and restore comfort to your precious eyes.
Based on your condition and the possible causes, our treatment may involve one of the following courses of action:
- Finding the right brand and formulation of artificial tears or prescription eye drops.
- Prescribing Steroid Eye Drops, Antibiotics or Lubricant Inserts.
- Inserting Punctal Plugs—to plug the tear drainage ducts and keep the tear film intact on the surface of eye.
- Lipiflow® treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction, an in-office procedure that opens blocked meibomian glands which produce essential oils to lubricate the eyes.
- Belphex Eye Lid Exfoliation for Blepharitis
- Medication adjustments.
- Adjusting your contact lens prescription or reducing wear during treatment.
- Amniotic Disks by Prokera for severe eye damage due to dry eye
Causes of Dry Eye Disease
Dry eyes can occur naturally as a result of aging or hormonal changes, typically in women who are pregnant, taking oral contraceptives or going through menopause. In fact, women over 50 have a 50% greater risk of dry eye disease than men do of the same age. It can also result from taking certain medications that reduce tear production such as antihistamines, blood pressure medications and antidepressants. Environmental factors can also play a role in drying out the eyes and DED is common in areas where the climate is dry, dusty and windy. Home air conditioners or heating systems and excessive time spent staring at a computer or television screen can also dry out eyes and exacerbate symptoms due to the lack of blinking while staring at our screens.
Individuals that suffer from certain medical conditions such as diabetes, blepharitis, lupus, arthritis and thyroid problems are more vulnerable to developing DED. Other causes can be due to eye surgery including LASIK, certain conditions in which the eyelids don’t close properly or extended contact lens use.
Diagnosis of Dry Eye Disease
Typically, dry eye disease can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye exam and a description of your symptoms. On some occasions the eye doctor might decide to do a test that measures how quickly your tears evaporate from the surface of your eye. At Forsight Vision, we use a state-of-the-art Oculus Keratograph topographer for diagnosis of dry eye and Tear Break Up Time.
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