Do your eyes burn, itch or sting? Do they feel tired? Are they watery, blood shot or feel like something is in your eyes? Does your vision become blurry at times?
You may have Dry Eyes!
Dry Eye is a condition caused by an unhealthy state of our tear film. When we blink, several different glands in our eyelids produce tears that coat our eyes. These tears are made of three primary components that moisturize and lubricate our eyes.
When our glands are not producing this lubricating combination correctly, we start to feel symptoms of Dry Eye.
As a result, some may experience occasional dryness and others have long lasting and even painful symptoms.
If left untreated this could result in chronic Dry Eye and cause damage to the cornea or the front surface of our eyes and eventually damage your eyesight!
Dry Eyes can develop for many reasons including:
- Long term contact lens use;
- Aging and hormonal changes;
- Environmental factors such as exposure to smoke;
- Lasik and eye surgery;
- Prolonged computer use;
- Medical conditions such as arthritis and inflammatory diseases;
- Medications such as allergy drugs, blood pressure medication and birth control pills.
The treatment of Dry Eye depends on the cause. At Bright Eyes Vision we will determine the particular type of Dry Eye you have and provide you with the relief you are looking for.
If you are experiencing dry eye symptoms like ones listed above, stop suffering and call us today at 267-485-1414 Bright Eye Vision.
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