Dry eyes is a condition where the eyes (and its systems) do not make enough tears (or the wrong consistency of them) to help lubricate, protect, and nourish the eye. Dry eye patients complain often of painful eyes, redness, irritation, and blurry vision. They notice their vision may become foggy or gets better after a blink, but this, unfortunately, usually only last a min or so. Good tears are required to help the function of the cornea (front clear part of the eye)
Do you have Dry eyes? - Red Irritated Eyes - Scratchy Gritty Eyes - Buring Sensation - Poor Contact Lens Wear - Foggy vision - Feel a pinch from time to time
What Causes My Dry Eyes?
Many factors can all lead to Dry Eyes. Age, medications, hormone levels, diabetes, environment, computer use, contact lens wear, and other diseases such as Sjogren’s Syndrome, thyroid disease, or graves disease. As we age, our bodies generally produce less tears making it harder for us to keep a healthy tear film over and around our eyes.
What Can I do for My Dry Eyes?
While there is no known cure for dry eye disease we have many different options available to help with the comfort and health of your eyes. Our team works on a more holistic approach first before prescribing medications or other treatments. Below are links to information about some of our treatment options. Call us today or schedule online for a consult with Dr. Tahir.