Chan Eye Care, PLLC: Dry Eye Treatment and General Eye Care
Dry eye syndrome is a common condition caused by chronic insufficiency in lubrication and moisture on the eye surface. It is so common in fact that it’s a major reason people go to eye doctors. According to a Gallup survey, over 26 million Americans had dry eyes in 2012. By 2022, this number is expected to swell to more than 29 million.
Dry Eye Symptoms
Dry eye syndrome is characterized by the following symptoms:
- Burning sensation
- Dryness sensation
- Aching sensation
- Itchy eyes
- Heavy/fatigued eyes
- Sore eyes
- Red eyes
- Blurred bvision
- Sensitivity to light
- The feeling that you have grit in your eye
And while it may sound odd, watery eyes can also be a symptom of dry eyes. This is because eye dryness can lead to overstimulation, releasing the tears’ watery component as a protective mechanism. However, moisture doesn’t stay long enough in the eye to ease the condition.
Diagnosing Dry Eye
Chan Eye Care, PLLC can diagnose if you have dry eye syndrome via a comprehensive eye exam, with assessments focused on evaluating the quality and quantity of tears you produce. Our eye doctors will also talk to you about your medical history to identify general health problems and medications that may be contributing to your dry eye problem.
Treating Dry Eye
Though dry eye syndrome may present discomfort and inconvenience, it is relatively milder than other eye conditions, in many cases treatable with routine use of artificial tears and some behavioral modifications to reduce symptoms.
For more serious cases, Chan Eye Care, PLLC can prescribe eye medications and carry out in-office procedures to help your body produce more tears while reducing inflammation and irritation in the eye.
Schedule an Eye Exam Today!
Chan Eye Care, PLLC is committed to offering only the best level of care around. To get started on finding relief from dry eye syndrome, you can schedule an eye exam with us today by calling (757) 430-8800.