Dry eyes develop when you are not producing enough tears to lubricate your eyes sufficiently, or when the quality of your tears is not up to the necessary standard to do the job they’re supposed to do. Depend on us at Romie Lane Optometric Center for diagnosis and treatment.
There is no reason to be alarmed about dry eyes, but you should still have the problem handled in a timely manner, if for no other reason than to alleviate discomfort. The symptoms most commonly related to the condition are red eyes, sensitivity to light, stinging or burning sensations in the eyes, blurry vision (especially when you are using your computer frequently), and irritation when wearing your contact lenses. Our optometry office in Salinas will conduct a thorough exam, which may include testing the quality of your tears with special blotting strips beneath your lower eyelids. The quality of your tears can also be tested with dyed eye drops. The results of these tests will point the way toward treatment. The three typical ones are regular-strength artificial tears, prescription artificial tears, and lifestyle adjustments Surgery is rarely needed, but can be the last resort solution if other methods are not effective. The lifestyle adjustments we’re referring to at our optometry office in Salinas are based on lessening the effects of risk factors that make dry eyes worse. For example, a humidifier in your home moistens otherwise dry air. Consider wearing eyeglasses or sunglasses outside on windy days. And avoid cigarette smoke, both yours and that of others.
There is simply no reason why such an easily diagnosed and treated issue like dry eyes should continue to give you troubles. All you have to do is contact our optometry office in Salinas right now, and let us schedule a convenient time to come in for an examination.