Do your eyes water, look red or feel irritated regularly? Do they feel fatigued or become blurred during daily activities? You could be one of the nearly 5 million Americans who are estimated to have dry eyes.
What is dry eye?
Dry eye occurs when our eye does not produce enough tears or the appropriate quality of tears to keep the eye healthy and comfortable.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of dry eyes can include the following: stinging or burning eyes, scratchiness, stringy mucus in or around the eyes, excessive eye irritation from smoke or wind, excess tearing, difficulty wearing contact lenses and momentary or persistent blurring of vision that may fluctuate with each blink.
An eye exam that includes a complete history of your overall health and your eye health can help your doctor diagnose the cause of your dry eyes. In addition, your doctor may measure the volume and quality of your tears through a series of tests to examine the rate of tear production under various conditions and certain patterns of surface eye dryness.
Can dry eye be treated?
Absolutely. Our Marietta Eye Clinic dry eye specialists offer a wide variety of treatment options to minimize or eliminate the harsh side effects of dry eye syndrome. The right treatment for you will depend on what is causing your condition. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam to find out for sure.
To learn more about dry eyes and to find out which treatment might be right for you, please call 770-427-8111 today!
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