What Is Dry Eye Disease?
Dry eyes can sometimes be a confusing condition. Do you have dry eye disease or digital eye strain? Are your symptoms from dry eyes or not enough sleep? Your optometrist can help you sort through the symptoms when you book an eye exam.
Causes of Dry Eyes
Dry eye occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough lubricating tears. Another cause is the poor quality of tears. Many factors can change the quality of your tears, including medications and environmental influences.
While the condition is more common in certain people over 50, anyone can experience the symptoms of dry eye disease. Although dryness is a more obvious symptom, you can also have excess watering or the sensation of something in your eye.
Symptoms of Dry Eyes
Here are some common symptoms of dry eyes.
- Burning eyes
- Blurred vision
- Light sensitivity
- Heavy or tired eyes
- Irritated or red eyes
Dry Eye Treatment
Eye care and eye comfort go hand in hand, especially with dry eyes. There are multiple ways dry eye therapy can help you maintain moisture and manage the symptoms of dry eyes.
- Therapeutic drops
- Contact lenses for dry eyes
- Eyelid scrubs
- Punctal plugs
- Lubricating inserts
- OptiLight by Lumenis
- LipiFlow (Coming Soon)
Your eye doctor can advise you about treatment options by assessing your eyes and getting to know you.
We Can Help Dry Eyes on Daniel Island
Book an appointment at Daniel Island Eye Care to learn more about how we can help. Healthy vision goes beyond 20/20. Find dry eye relief that lasts.
Located between Charleston and Mount Pleasant, SC, you can find us at the corner of Daniel Island Drive and Seven Farms Drive, next to Orlando’s Pizza. We have parking in front and a large lot behind our building.