Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye disease is an increasingly common eye condition affecting the quality and/or quantity of tears, resulting in inadequate lubrication.

Dry Eye Symptoms

The causes can vary, almost as much as the symptoms. While some experience a gritty sensation, others experience overly water eyes, and some only headaches. Red, burning, tired eyes are the most common dry eye complaints.

 

Dry Eye Treatment

Treatment of Dry Eye disease is typically topical, over-the-counter eye drops that help to stabilize the tear film. To best control the symptoms, our Lux Vision optometrists can help determine the root cause. In this culture of cell phones, tablets, and computer-related activities, many find relief by limiting their time staring at digital screens. However, there can be medical factors such as tear ducts needing plugs, or a lifestyle change to avoid wind and dry environments.