Dry eye occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough quality tears to stay lubricated or the tears evaporate too quickly. As a result, you may experience a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, such as itching or blurry vision. At Avery Eye Clinic in Conroe, Huntsville, and The Woodlands, TX, we provide eye exams to learn more about your condition and treatment to ease your symptoms.
Symptoms of Dry Eye
Dry eye syndrome varies from person to person, but typically feels like there is something in your eye. You may also experience additional symptoms, such as the following:
• Blurry vision
• A burning or stinging sensation
• Light sensitivity
• Watery eyes
Causes of Dry Eye
Dry eye can happen due to various causes. Some of these causes include:
• Certain illnesses
• Hormonal changes
• Eye allergies
• Dry environments
• Poor blink rate
Who is Most at Risk for Developing Dry Eyes?
Dry eye can occur in anyone, however, certain people are more prone to developing the condition. For example, those over the age of 50, those who wear contact lenses, women, and people who have a chronic autoimmune disease are at higher risk for dry eye. If you experience any symptoms of dry eye, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent further complications.
Diagnosis and Treatment for Dry Eye
Relief from dry eye is possible, but the condition must be diagnosed with a comprehensive eye exam from our eye doctors. The exam includes painless drops that allow us to clearly see the inner eye parts of your eye. Once we confirm that you have dry eye, we can recommend the necessary treatment. Our eye doctors may suggest the following:
• OTC lubrication drops to increase tear production
• Certain lifestyle changes, such as limiting screen time, staying hydrated, and avoiding windy or dry environments
• Eye surgery if other treatments have not been as effective
Contact us for an Appointment Today!
At Avery Eye Clinic in Conroe, Huntsville, and The Woodlands, TX, we understand that dry eye can affect your daily activities. With the right treatment, we can reduce your discomfort and improve your overall health. To schedule your appointment, contact our office at (936) 539-4500 today.