What are the Symptoms of Dry Eye?
Irritated eyes or the feeling of something in your eyes
How Common is Dry Eye?
Dry eye is a very common condition in the United States. It is particularly common in older adults. The most common form of dry eye is due to an inadequate amount of water in the tears. This condition is referred to as dry eye syndrome and is very common.
What Causes Dry Eye?
Inadequate tear production and poor tear quality are frequent Dry Eye Causes.
There are several factors putting people more at risk for dry eye:
Being over age 65
People taking certain medications for things such as blood pressure
Medical conditions such as arthritis
Living and work environments exposing individuals to things like smoke or wind
Working on computers for long periods of time
Long-term contact lens use
When does Dry Eye Occur?
Dry eye can occur at any time during life. It is more common the older that a person gets.
How is Dry Eye Diagnosed?
Diagnosing dry eye begins with a comprehensive eye exam at Ducklo EyeCare.
During this exam, your doctor uses tests to evaluate your tear film layer and the health of your eyelids and glands.
How is Dry Eye Treated?
Blocking the Tear Ducts to Preserve Tears
Prescription Eye Drops
Nutritional Supplements Containing Fatty Acids
Decreasing Inflammation if Present
There are also steps you can take to reduce dry eye symptoms such as wearing sunglasses, staying hydrated and remembering to blink regularly when at work