Dry Eye Syndrome

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One Of The Most Common Eye Ailments Is Dry Eye Syndrome. Not Only Can Be Irritating But An Untreated Dry Eye Can Cause Long-Term Damage To The Eye.

What is dry eye syndrome?

Dry Eye (also known a Dry Eye Syndrome or Dry Eye Disease) is a common condition affecting people of all ages. It occurs when there is an insufficient volume and/or quality of tears to keep the surface of the eye sufficiently lubricated. This can result in eye discomfort.

Dry eye can be accompanied by and often is caused by Blepharitis and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).

What are the symptoms of dry eye syndrome?

  • Burning or stinging in the eye
  • Redness of the eye
  • Difficulty in keeping eyes open or increased sensitivity of light
  • Difficulty in wearing contact lenses
  • Blurred vision
  • Watery eyes

What causes dry eye syndrome?

The most common causes of dry eye syndrome include certain medical conditions such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, and more. As you get older, the natural aging process decreases the quality of tears. If you have had laser surgery, it could take a few weeks for the eye to recover and during this time you can suffer from dry eye syndrome. Another common cause is using certain medications such as hormone replacement, antihistamines, antidepressants, birth control, and more.

Dry eye treatment

An eye doctor is the best source of recommendation for dry eye treatment. 

Other lifestyle changes such as minimizing smoking or second-hand smoking, eating healthy food, getting enough sleep, and keeping your eyes clean can all help reduce the symptoms of dry eye syndrome.

Call Saratoga Vision Today!

If you are suffering from dry eye syndrome, do not delay getting treatment. You can join the patient family of Saratoga Vision by scheduling an eye exam with an optometrist. Not only can an optometrist provide treatment for dry eye syndrome, but they can also guide you on best practices to prevent dry eye syndrome in the future. Your eyes are your greatest gift, do not take any chances. 

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