Dry eyes can be difficult to cope with, and they can be much more than a nuisance. For people that struggle with dry eyes, symptoms can range from mild to severe and can leave them feeling uncomfortable throughout the day. In addition, there are many causes of dry eye syndrome, which can make it hard to find the best treatment.
People suffering from dry eye should get help from an optometrist as soon as possible. An optometrist can help effectively treat dry eyes and help alleviate dry eye symptoms and make sure these symptoms do not return. At Arvada Optometric Center, we'll explore very options for treatment and diagnosis of your dry eye symptoms. We make it our mission to help every single one of our patients walk out of our office feeling better than when they went in.
What Causes Dry Eye Symptoms?
Dry eye symptoms have a wide range of causes. Something as simple as sitting in front of an air conditioner for too long, looking at your computer screen for extended periods, or even the environment around you can all play a role in dry eye syndrome. Some other common causes of dry eye symptoms include seasonal allergies, the eyes not producing enough tears to lubricate themselves, and reactions to certain medications.
How Can an Eye Doctor Help Me?
Our eye doctor will conduct specialized tests to get to the root of your dry eye symptoms. This can include measuring the volume and quality of your tears, a regular eye exam that lets them get a better look at the entirety of your eye, and asking you questions about your dry eye symptoms. We can then prepare the best treatment plan, which can include using artificial tears to help lubricate the eyes, using new prescription contact lenses to help alleviate dry eyes from contact lenses, and also lifestyle changes to help prevent dry eye symptoms flare-ups.