Dry Eye Syndrome and Itchy Eye Treatment from an Optometrist
Suffering from eye allergies can cause symptoms associated with dry eye syndrome, where the patient feels something gritty in their eye, watery eyes, and other related symptoms. Seeing an optometrist for dry eye treatment can help provide the relief needed to better function in daily life. When seeking itchy eye treatment, speak with an optometrist on our optometry team at Krisel Eye Care, serving Davie, FL, Hollywood, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL, to learn more about finding dry eye relief.
What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?
There are many reasons why people develop dry eye syndrome. Some may include certain medical conditions, environmental conditions, and aging. Essentially, dry eye syndrome is when the eyes cannot produce enough tears, or the proper quality of tears, to help maintain proper levels of moisture for the eyes. Dry eye syndrome can occur when the eyes either stop making tears, stop making the right quality of tears, or dry up too fast.
Environmental conditions causing dry eyes may also include smoke, wind, or dry climates. Other causes of dry eyes may include looking at a computer screen for too long, wearing contact lenses longer than recommended, or taking certain medications.
Dry Eye Treatment
It is possible to make symptoms associated with dry eye syndrome disappear or to find relief from the annoying and distracting symptoms. First, an optometrist can properly diagnose those suffering from dry eyes. Then, depending upon the cause, an eye doctor on our optometry team may prescribe eye drops, a change in contact lenses, or other treatment options.
Additionally, treating the dry eye culprit, such as environmental triggers, can help reduce symptoms and relieve patients.
Dry Eye Symptoms
Symptoms associated with dry eye syndrome may include a burning sensation in the eyes and feeling a lack of moisture in the eyes. Additionally, teary eyes may be a symptom of dry eyes, which can be treated by seeing an optometrist. Some patients might experience excessive mucus, which can cause their eyes to feel glued shut after sleeping, which is another indication you may have dry eye syndrome.
See an Optometrist on Our Optometry Team Today for Dry Eye Treatment
If you are suffering from eye allergies, or need dry eye treatment or itchy eye treatment, call our optometrists at Krisel Eye Care, serving Davie, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Hollywood, FL. Our optometrists are ready to help you with your dry eye syndrome and eye care needs. Call our office today to learn more about dry eye symptoms and how we can help treat your symptoms and provide you with relief. Call us at (954) 961-1509 for more information.