There’s no time like the present to seek treatment, especially since our specialists at Oronoque Eye Care are happy to help. Your eyes depend on a healthy tear system to provide lubrication and moisture, and when the tear system gets out of whack, you might experience dry eye. People with this condition undergo adverse changes in the quantity and quality of their tears.
Symptoms of Dry Eye
Each person with dry eyes experiences the issue differently. For instance, one person could get excess tears, while another experiences redness. That said, common symptoms of dry eye include the following:
- Excess tears
- Blurry vision
- Feelings of grittiness in your eye
- Feelings of sand or a foreign object in your eye
- Sensitivity to light
Causes of Dry Eye
Imbalances in the tear system are a main cause of dry eye, but there are other causes:
- Aging (including menopause)
- Medication side effects
- Diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis)
- Eyelid structural problems
Oronoque Eye Care uses a mix of examinations, patient discussions and diagnostic testing to diagnose dry eye. The next step in treatment is to get to the root of the cause, whether it is disease, poor tear quality or something else. In mild situations, artificial tear eye drops can reduce symptoms, as can ointments with polyvinyl alcohol or other active ingredients.
Make an Appointment Today
It’s time to seek relief for your dry eyes in Stratford, CT, by making an appointment. Call Oronoque Eye Care at (203) 377-3937 or use our convenient online request form today.