Dry Eye Clinic
Patients can suffer from dry eyes due to numerous reasons.
Patients can suffer from dry eyes due to numerous reasons. A dry eye exam is a medical exam that focuses on determining and managing the cause of dryness. The Dry Eye Clinic is designated to specifically test and treat patients who suffer from this condition. Dry eyes can result from inadequate amount of tears, poor tear chemistry or quality, as well as other things like medications (antihistamines, decongestants, blood pressure meds, antidepressants). Certain medical conditions can also cause dry eyes such as blepharitis, rosacea, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, thyroid problems, and Sjogrens syndrome. There are also environments that can be conducive to dry eye such as windy or dry climnates, excess computer use, and contact lens wear. Many of these patients experience some of the following symptoms of gritty, itching or stinging sensation, excessive tearing, redness or discharge, eyes feeling tired, increased light sensitivity, constant use of eye drops, discomfort that worsens late in the day, and vision clarity that comes and goes. Call or click to schedule your dry eye clinic evaluation today.