Dry Eye Syndrome
Tears are made up of more than just water. They are a rich, complex mixture of water, fatty oils, proteins, minerals, and natural antibodies that nourish the surface of your eyes. This balanced mixture helps keep your cornea smooth and clear. Without high-quality tears, good vision is impossible. For some people, the cause of dry eyes is an imbalance in the composition of their tears. In others, their tear glands do not produce enough tears to keep their eyes comfortably lubricated. Eyelid problems, medications and environmental factors can contribute to blurry vision from dry eyes.
- sensitivity to light
- blurry vision
- a feeling that there is a speck of dirt in the eyes
- a stringy discharge from the eyes
Dry eyes may prove difficult to cure at times, but there are a number of steps that can be taken to relieve their symptoms and improve your quality of life. Our doctors are experienced in guiding patients like you to the most effective treatment, whether that is medications or a more cost-efficient office procedure called punctal occlusion. Discover your options during your personal evaluation. Please call 866-770-2020.