If you suffer from continual eye discomfort that makes your eyes feel swollen, scratchy, or sore, dry eye syndrome might be the problem. We see a variety of patients who suffer from commonly occurring dry eye syndrome at Lafayette Eye Associates in Lafayette Hill, PA. Fortunately, the solutions typically are simple, effective, and affordable.
What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome?
A variety of factors can lead to dry eye syndrome, including too much eye exposure to bright sunlight and wind while outside. Your environment might have dust, bright light, or heat that dries out your eyes more quickly. Natural causes could lead to dry conditions that greatly irritate your eyes and could affect your vision to some degree. Certain conditions, like Sjogren’s syndrome, scleroderma, and thyroid disorders can also cause dry eye. A variety of causes add up to one common result when your eyes become dried out and irritated.
How Regular Eye Exams Detect Dry Eye
Our eye doctor can examine your eyes and tear ducts very closely and determine if one or more issues might be causing your eyes to suffer from dry eye syndrome. Examining the tear ducts, eye lids, and eyes themselves all help to diagnose what might be causing dry eye syndrome. If the eye lids or ocular surface are inflamed, you could experience a great deal of discomfort as well as generally dried out eyes.
Dry Eye Treatment Options
Your optometrist can offer a variety of dry eye treatments that add, conserve, or increase tear production. Our optometrist will examine your eyes and learn more about your recent history of eye discomfort and any ways in which your vision might be impaired. Then, we can discuss treatments.
Many mild cases of dry eye benefit from over-the-counter eye drops that supplement your eyes’ natural tear production. In more serious cases, our optometry experts can prescribe eye drops that increase tear production and help to keep your eyes more naturally lubricated. Eye drops, ointments, and compresses can help to alleviate any inflammation your eyelids and eyes might experience and deliver quick and effective relief more naturally.
Schedule Dry Eye Relief Today
If you are suffering from dry eye syndrome, we can help. It is important to get regular eye exams so we can detect the condition early and start treatment. At Lafayette Eye Associates in Lafayette Hill, PA, our experts will diagnose and treat your dry eye. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today.