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Does it ever feel like your eyes are gritty or scratchy?
Does it ever feel like your eyes are gritty or scratchy? Like something is stuck in them?

You may have a condition called Dry Eye, an extremely common problem that adults experience. In fact, it affects millions of people every day. Dry eye syndrome is literally the eye’s inability to lubricate and tear correctly. Oddly enough, some people who have dry eye syndrome actually tear excessively.

Causes of Dry Eye
It is often a normal part of the aging process, particularly in women. Women often experience dry eye syndrome during and after menopause, due to a decrease in female hormone levels. Other causes include exposure to environmental conditions, injuries to the eye, certain medications, or general health problems. For example, people with arthritis and diabetes are more prone to dry eye. Some other specific causes of dry eye include:

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Sun

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Wind

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Cold

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Dry Air

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Indoor Heating & Air Conditioning

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Computer Screens

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High Altitudes

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Eye Surgery

Symptoms of Dry Eye

  • ✓ Redness
  • ✓ Burning
  • ✓ Itching
  • ✓ Scratchiness
  • ✓ Tired eyes
  • ✓ Headaches
  • ✓ Computer Fatigue
  • ✓ Excessive tearing
  • ✓ Sensitivity to light
  • ✓ Mucus secretion
  • ✓ Blurry vision corrected 
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Treatment
Cullom Eye & Laser Center offers a variety of treatment options to help provide relief for patients suffering from dry eye. Options include artificial tears and ointments that help keep your eyes lubricated and you discomfort free.

If you are suffering from dry eye, contact us at (757) 345-3001 to schedule a dry eye evaluation today!