Eyedrop Optique Offers Help for Dry Eye Problems
Dry eyes have become a common problem in today’s world. A number of factors can contribute to eye discomfort in daily life. Treatments are available to relieve symptoms and help you see more comfortably. A visit to our optometrist to discuss your dry eye symptoms can help you to find the right treatment option for your needs. At Eyedrop Optique in Brooklyn, NY, we provide several treatments for dry eye issues.
Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome
Your eyes may begin to sting or feel like something is stuck in the eye. You may have a gritty feeling, with crusting or excessive tearing. You may have a mucus discharge from the eyes. Your eyes may be sensitive to light, or you may have difficulty with night driving. Eyes may be red, and you may have blurred vision. Wearing your contact lenses throughout the day may become too uncomfortable. Without treatment, dry eyes problems can become progressively worse, leading to chronic eye discomfort and irritation.
Causes of Dry Eyes
Aging can cause drying of the eyes, as well as certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroid disorders, all of which affect the eyes. Some medications can cause drying of the eyes, such as decongestants, antihistamines, and hormone replacement drugs. Many people who work throughout the day on computers find that they blink less frequently, which can lead to dry eyes. Individuals who work in dry, dusty environments may develop dry eye problems. If you have had LASIK eye surgery, you may develop dry eyes.
Dry Eye Treatments
We as eye doctors will provide an eye exam, as well measure the volume and quality of your tears to diagnose dry eye syndrome. If the problem is mild, we may recommend using artificial tears or warm compresses to relieve dryness. More severe problems may require prescription eye drops that are designed to relieve symptoms and improve tear production. Punctal plugs are rice-sized devices that are inserted into the tear ducts to prevent tear drainage. Meibomian gland expression can help to improve eye moisture. Thermal pulsation devices or light therapy may also be used to relieve dry eyes.
Make Eyedrop Optique Your Optometrist in Brooklyn
Dr. Ancona and the staff at Eyedrop Optique use their years of experience in optometry to ensure clear vision for their patients in Brooklyn, New York, Clinton Hill, Williamsburg, and the surrounding areas. We offer many services, including comprehensive eye examinations, eyeglass fitting, contact lens fitting, computer vision care, vision therapy, and sports vision. Call Eyedrop Optique today at 718-260-8900 for an appointment to discuss your dry eye problems and to learn about current treatments that can relieve your discomfort.