How to Heal your Dry EyesMonday, January 15th, 2018, 7:16 am
Dry eye is generally the result of the tear ducts not working properly. Tears are an incredible combination of water, mucus, antibodies, and oil that make your eyes feel comfortable. When your tear ducts are not working right, dry eye can result. If your tears aren’t creating enough lubrication for your eyes, you may notice a gritty sensation, the sense that something is stuck in your eye, itching, blurry vision, redness, or light sensitivity.
The cause of dry eye
In addition to an imbalance in your tear flow system, dry eye can be the result of or triggered by a variety of factors: aging (specifically menopause), medications, drugs, rheumatoid arthritis, collagen vascular disease, Sjogren’s syndrome, and issues that don’t allow the eyelids to fully close.
The treatment for dry eye
Your dry eye may clear up with the help of simple treatments. Artificial teardrops often soothe the majority of dry eye problems. Use artificial tears if you have occasional and chronic dry eye. If you consistently experience dry eye, use artificial tears even when you feel your eyes are fine.
Depending on the climate you live in, the weather can have a major effect on your dry eye condition. Limit your exposure to the elements, particularly wind. Even indoor heating and cooling systems can create dry or irritating environments for your eyes. If you are outside a lot, invest in a pair of reliable sunglasses that help shield your eyes well.
If you have a job that requires you to stare at a screen for long periods of time, you may have noticed some of the symptoms associated with dry eye. Even if you don’t have a computer-related job, countless hours staring at a TV screen or smart phone can also irritate your eyes. In both situations, initiate the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away at a stationary object for 20 seconds.
You may require more involved treatments like punctual plugs, punctual cautery, or other procedures as suggested by your eye doctor.
Arrange a consultation
If you experience any of the symptoms related to dry eye, contact Marion Eye Center and Optical today. You can reach Marion Eye Center and Optical at 1.800.344.7058 (IL) or 1.877.269.4545 (MO). Let us help you live without dry eye.
Category: Dry Eyes