Your eyes continually create tears that provide lubrication and keep them healthy under normal conditions. However, aging, certain medical conditions, the effects of medications, lack of nerve sensitivity, and lifestyle habits like heavy computer usage can cause your eyes to become dry and uncomfortable. Dry eyes occur when your tear ducts do not produce enough tears or produce poor quality tears.
Common Symptom Dry Eyes
You may experience decreased tear production leading to dryness in one or both eyes. Typical symptoms of this condition include:
- Blurred vision
- Burning, scratchy, or stinging sensation
- Cannot wear contact lenses comfortably
- Difficulty driving at night
- Eye fatigue
- Light sensitivity
- Mucus formation around the eyelids
- Watery eyes
If you recognize one or more of these symptoms, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Joy Family Eye Care for dry eye treatment in Haslet, TX as soon as possible.
People with allergies or a hormonal imbalance have a greater risk of developing dry eyes because of these conditions. Other potential risk factors include:
- Female gender
- Age over 50
- Recent refractive surgery
- Long-time use of contact lenses
- Inadequate amounts of vitamin A in the diet
Dry Eye Treatment Options
The first thing our optometrists do when you come in for an appointment is investigate the cause of your dry eyes to determine the best treatment approach. For example, switching to a pair of glasses made specifically for computer use can help to reduce strain and dryness if you spend your entire workday using a computer. Prescription eye drops are another solution to this common problem.
You can feel confident that the optometrist you see at Joy Family Eye Care will take the time to find the ideal solution so your eyes feel comfortable once again. Please contact us with additional questions or to schedule an appointment today.