Clarkson Eyecare 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 Clarkson Eyecare doctor can prescribe a dry eye treatment to keep your eyes healthy and prevent your vision from being affected.
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Dry eye is caused by a variety of factors, but the most common is from decreased tear production and increased tear evaporation.
Dry eye is also known as ocular surface disease because the surface of the eye is inflamed due to the decrease in tears. Some of the causes of these conditions: aging, vitamin A deficiency, medications, certain medical conditions like Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, allergies, wind, smoke, and dry air. Those with rheumatoid arthritis, which mainly impacts the joints, can also have symptoms of dry eye. Our eye doctors at Clarkson Eyecare can help diagnose and discover the root cause of your dry eye.
Some causes of dry eye are natural over time, but dry eye can be prevented, or symptoms lessened.
Since dry eye is primarily caused by reduced moisture in the eye, steps to prevent dry eye can include using humidifiers in your house to increase moisture, wearing sunglasses to prevent harsh wind blowing into the eye and protecting the surface of the eye, taking screen breaks from phones, computers, and other electronics, using eye drops if you feel irritation, and eating a Vitamin A-rich and omega-3 rich diet.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of dry eye, the medical professionals at Clarkson Eyecare can diagnose the root cause and prescribe the best course of treatment for you.
The dry eye doctors at Clarkson Eyecare can provide advanced treatment options for dry eye and recommend you over-the-counter options. If your eyes feel irritated and dry, try the following at home treatments first:
Reduce screen exposure and give your eyes a break
Warm compresses can help stimulate glands to produce tears
Use a humidifier to increase moisture in the air
Use eye drops to help with initial treatment
Fish oil supplements (2-3 grams of omega-3(DHA+ EPA) combined daily)
Please schedule an appointment at Clarkson Eyecare if these over-the-counter options do not work for you. Our doctors can help determine more causes and find the right treatment plan.
Before seeing the eye doctor you can try over-the-counter options like eye drops, using warm compresses, and humidifiers to treat dry eye. If symptoms continue, the eye doctors at Clarkson Eyecare can help with advanced treatment options.
Dry eye can be treated through eye drops or other medication, or more advanced techniques like light therapy, punctal plugs, and special contact lenses.
For most patients, dry eye disease cannot be cured. However, with effective treatment our eye doctors are able to provide patients with significant, long-lasting symptom relief and can prevent irreversible damage to the eye and surrounding tissue.
Yes. In cases where patients suffer from moderate to severe, chronic dry eye, it is possible to incur damage to the eyes and surrounding tissue. Untreated dry eye may lead to pain, recurrent infections, corneal ulcers, corneal scars, and even vision loss.
Dry eye can cause a lot of discomfort if left untreated. the dry eye doctors at Clarkson Eyecare can help diagnose, discuss options, and create a treatment plan to offer you relief. Click to schedule an appointment for an eye exam to treat dry eye.