Dry eyes make it hard to focus on school or work. They’re uncomfortable and can make you sensitive to light. At Tayani Institute, with locations in San Clemente, Mission Viejo, Needles, Blythe, Laguna Hills, Irvine, Oceanside, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Lake, and Costa Mesa, California, the expert team of ophthalmologists can evaluate your dry eyes and treat them to alleviate your discomfort. To find out more about dry eyes, call your nearest Tayani Institute location or book your appointment online today.
Dry eyes is a very common condition characterized by lack of lubrication of the eyes. Its underlying cause is inadequate tear production, whether your tears are poor quality or low in quantity.
The stinging or burning caused by dry eyes can only be eliminated with more lubrication. There are several treatments available, but lifestyle changes can make a big difference, too.
Dry eyes aren’t just dry, they’re uncomfortable, itchy, and often painful. Symptoms of dry eyes beyond general dryness include:
Counterintuitively, your dry eyes can cause your eyes to water excessively. This is your body’s response to the irritation, but it often does not solve the problem.
Dry eyes are often the result of aging, but many factors can trigger your symptoms. Common triggers and causes of dry eyes are:
Many patients with dry eyes cannot produce the tears that they need, but others’ tears are evaporated before the eyes are lubricated. Additionally, some patients produce plenty of tears, but are missing a key component that allows them to moisturize their eyes.
In many cases, you don’t need treatment for your dry eyes beyond lifestyle changes like avoiding cigarette smoke or remembering to blink more. If your ophthalmologist at Tayani Institute decides that you need treatment for your dry eyes, it can include:
Depending on the causes and triggers of your dry eyes, your ophthalmologist works with you to create a personalized treatment plan.
To get the most out of your treatment, be sure to list any medications that you’re taking, conditions that you have, and major recent life changes.
Dry eyes often become much more than a small nuisance; they can affect your ability to see well and concentrate. For expert dry eye treatment and advice, call Tayani Institute or book your appointment online today.