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Do you wake up with your eyes feeling even more worn out than when you went to bed? Do your eyes constantly irritate you during the day? You may be experiencing the effects of a problem known as dry eye. Fortunately, the optometrist at Plaza Vision Center in Dallas, TX can diagnose the cause of the problem and provide the dry eye treatment your eyes need.
The classic dry eye symptoms include itching, burning, redness, blurry vision, and a feeling that something that stuck in your eye. Your eyes may even be watering -- but that doesn't mean that they're properly hydrated. Some cases of dry eye are caused by a lack of tear fluid, but others are caused by tears that contain the wrong balance of ingredients. When you blink, your tear film covers the cornea with a layer of mucus, mixed with water layer which in turn is topped by a layer of oil. If the oil layer is lacking, the water layer will evaporate too quickly, causing your eyes to water in compensation.
Why has dry eye invaded your life? Insufficient oil may be the result of blocked oil-producing glands in the eyelids. Insufficient tear production may be caused by age-related dryness, drugs or medical conditions that dry the tissues, ceiling fans or other sources of constant wind, an extremely arid climate, or even computer use (which slows your blink rate).
Dry eye is more than just an irritation. The blurry vision could put you in danger of an accident, while unprotected corneas are more likely to experience damage, infections, or long-term scarring. You need to solve this problem now -- with the aid of Plaza Vision Center.
Our optometrist in Dallas, Dr. Newman, can figure out why your eyes are dry and prescribe the proper treatment options, including:
Dry eyes require the services of a skilled dry eye doctor. Call (214) 969-0467 to schedule an appointment at Plaza Vision Center in Dallas, TX!