Dry Eye Treatment at Plaza Vision Center in Dallas, TX
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.
Dry Eye Symptoms and Underlying Causes
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).
A Serious Threat to Your Ocular Health
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.
Treatment Options from Our Optometrist in Dallas
Our optometrist in Dallas, Dr. Newman, can figure out why your eyes are dry and prescribe the proper treatment options, including:
- Scleral lenses - Scleral lenses have a space that acts as a moisture reservoir, making them a better choice for dry eye sufferers than ordinary contacts.
- Topical treatment - Artificial tears, lubricating eye drops, and gel-based eye drops can protect and hydrate your eyes.
- Lifestyle changes - From leaving your ceiling fan to taking "time-outs" from the computer, we can help you help your eyes.
- Medical recommendations - We may suggest that you explore changes in your medications or get help for a specific underlying condition.
Schedule an Appointment with Plaza Vision Center in Dallas, TX Today!
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!