Dry eyes can make you feel uncomfortable, and can result in an unfortunate, though temporary, negative effect on your vision. We at Clear Eye Care will help you to get relief with our Grapevine dry eye treatment.
Symptoms associated with dry eyes include red eyes, blurry vision, sensitivity to light, tired eyes, a burning or stinging sensation in your eyes, and discomfort when wearing your contact lenses. The problem can be made worse by exposure to wind and smoke (either your own or second hand). Air-conditioning indoors is also a contributing factor. The root cause of dry eyes is that your body is not producing tears of the needed quantity, quality, or both. Without sufficient lubrication, your eyes are not being protected and cleaned in the manner they need. Our optometrist will do a complete eye examination, which may also include specific tests that gauge your volume and quality of tears. Additional testing may be conducted if required to reach a definite conclusion that points toward a solution. When determining our Grapevine dry eye treatment, the first choice will typically be artificial tears, a form or eye drops that are designed to restore the required lubrication that is not being made naturally. You can get them over-the-counter at your local drug store, supermarket, or anywhere that carries such items. It is not uncommon, though, for a prescription strength version to be needed. Our optometrist provides that. Surgery is a last resort, and is only suggested if artificial tears, along with environmental changes like added a humidifier to your home, avoiding smoke, and wearing eyeglasses or sunglasses outside on windy days are not effective.
The goal of our Grapevine dry eye treatment is to ensure that your eyes get the moisture they require, and to prevent recurrences of dry eyes in the future. Contact our office to book an appointment.