EyeCare Associates is staffed with highly trained dry eye specialists who use the latest technology to conduct thorough eye exams and help diagnose and treat a variety of eye conditions. Dry eyes can be a chronic condition, but your EyeCare Associates doctor can prescribe a dry eye treatment to keep your eyes healthy and prevent your vision from being affected.
EyeCare Associates has eye doctors in our locations serving Alabama who provide treatment for dry eye and other eye conditions.
What is Dry Eye?
Dry eye disease is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Dry eyes can be uncomfortable, and the lack of tear production can lead to inflammation and damage to the eye if left untreated. In some cases, dry eyes can actually be due to Meibomian gland dysfunction, where the eye cannot produce enough oil. The eye doctors at EyeCare Associates can help diagnose the root of the problem.
Dry Eye Symptoms
If you suffer from dry eyes and experience any of the following symptoms, schedule an appointment with one of our EyeCare Associates doctors:
dryness, stinging, or burning feeling in your eyes
discomfort/difficulty wearing contact lenses
EyeCare Associates can help make sure you’re comfortable and bring your eyes back to health.
Who Experiences Dry Eye?
Anyone can suffer from dry eyes, but it’s most common for women, those aged 50 and older, those with a Vitamin A deficiency, and contact lens-wearers. Tear production can lessen as you age and it’s also common for women to have a lack of tears. For those with a Vitamin A deficiency, not consuming Vitamin A enriched foods reduces moisture in the eye and increases dryness.
Dry eye can cause a lot of discomfort if left untreated, the doctors at EyeCare Associates can help diagnose, discuss options, and create a treatment plan. Click to schedule an appointment for an eye exam to treat dry eye.
Dry eye is caused by decreased tear production, commonly caused by a Vitamin A deficiency, allergies, certain medication conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, contact lenses, and harsh environments. Environments that have a large amount of heat, smoke, or wind are more likely to create dry eye in patients.
Listed below are the most common symptoms of dry eye:
Burning feeling in your eyes
Discomfort/difficulty wearing contact lenses
The experienced eye doctors at EyeCare Associates will help determine the cause of your dry eye and develop a treatment plan to ensure you’re comfortable and have wonderful vision.