Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye is a chronic condition that can affect both eye comfort and vision. Symptoms may include:
- Burning or stinging sensation
- Watery eyes
- Light sensitivity
- Eyes feeling dry
- Persistent use of eye drops
- Symptoms getting worse later in the day
The accurate diagnosis and management of dry eye requires special tests that go beyond the eye examination. Village Eyecare is equipped with the latest in diagnostic equipment that aids in the determining the cause of the dryness which allows for a more effective treatment plan.
The different forms of dry eye treatment include:
- Artificial tears
- Eyelid and eyelash hygiene
- Punctal Plugs (tear drainage occlusion)
- Restasis (prescription strength eye drops)
- Topical Steroids
- Omega-3 fatty acid supplements
Dry eye can occur in climates with dry air, as well as with the use of some drugs, including antihistamines, nasal decongestants, tranquilizers, and anti-depressant drugs. People with dry eye should let their health care providers know all the medications they are taking, since some of them may intensify dry eye symptoms.
If you suffer from dry eyes, call one of the three Chicago locations for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment options.