An Eye Doctor Who Specializes in Effective Dry Eye Treatment
Dry Eye Symptoms
Do your eyes water and burn throughout the day? Or just feel dry? Perhaps they constantly have a scratchy sensation.
It always feels like there is something in your eyes.
Sometimes your eyes may even itch.
Some days your vision blurs and your eyes feel tired.
Driving at night has become a challenge. Oncoming headlights blind you.
No matter what you do, your eyes feel uncomfortable.
These are all symptoms of dry eyes. And if you have dry eyes, you want relief.
Dry eyes occur when either of your eyes do not produce enough tears, or your tears evaporate too quickly.
Treatment for Dry Eyes
Our doctors at Johansen Precision Eye Care can help you get relief! You will receive a personalized treatment plan after your eye examine by one of our doctors. It’s important to follow your plan in order to protect your eye sight.
Treatment options may include:
- Over the counter lubricating drops
- Warm compresses to help open the tear ducts
- Gentle massaging of the eye lids
- Prescription medications to clear up inflammation
- Supplements to improve eye health
Here are a few other helpful tips to try with your prescribed treatment plan.
- Blink regularly when focusing on a computer screen or printed material.
- Follow the 20-20-20 rule! Every 20 minutes look up from your screen or whatever you are focusing on. Look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
- Move your computer screen lower than eye level. This will help you keep your head down when you view your screen. Your eyes will not open as wide and help preserve moisture.
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and wind.
- Make sure you drink plenty of water too.
Remember. Your prescribed treatment plan is the foundation of your treatment. These tips will provide minimal relief on their own.
Causes of Dry Eyes
You may wonder what caused your dry eyes. The most common causes are:
- If you are over 50, you may be at higher risk of developing dry eyes.
- Woman have a higher risk of developing dry eyes due to hormonal changes during pregnancy and other life events.
- Certain medications or medical conditions can reduce tear production.
Complications of Dry Eyes
Regardless of the cause, it’s important to treat your dry eyes. Your tears are there for a purpose. They protect your eyes.
Lack of tears can increase your risk of eye infections.
If left untreated, your dry eyes will slowly get worst. And eventually dry eyes leads to bigger issues with your eyes.
Severe dryness can also significantly reduce the quality of your life. Reading may become difficult. And difficulty driving at night may limit your activities.
Schedule Your Dry Eye Exam today
Relief is just a visit away. Schedule your appointment today. Call (864) 543-3939 or complete the appointment request form.