Does it ever feel like your eyes are gritty or scratchy? Do you continually think something is stuck in your eye only to find there’s nothing there?
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
Developing dry eye is often a normal part of the aging process, particularly in women during and after menopause. This is 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:
Indoor Heating & Air Conditioning
Symptoms of Dry Eye
Sensitivity to light
Blurry vision corrected with blinking
Dry Eye Treatment
Cullom & Farah 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 keep you free from discomfort.
If you are suffering from dry eye, contact us at 757-345-3001 to schedule a dry eye evaluation today!