Treating Dry Eyes

Treating Dry Eyes

Treating Dry Eyes

Treating Dry Eyes

Treating Dry Eyes

How your team of optometrists at Skowron Eyecare in Elmhurst, IL, can help with dry eyes?

Do you notice your eyes frequently feeling dry, scratchy, and uncomfortable? If so, you could be suffering from a chronic eye condition known as dry eye. Your optometrist can help you and your eyes get relief. The doctors at Skowron Eye Care in Elmhurst, IL, provide a wide range of eye care services, including treatment of dry eyes.

Dry eyes can happen intermittently or become a chronic condition. Your eyes may be dry due to:

  • Insufficient tear production

  • Exposure to an allergen

  • Being in an air-conditioned room

  • Flying in an airplane

  • Watching television

  • Looking at a computer monitor

When you suffer from dry eyes, you may experience:

  • Redness and irritation in your eyes

  • Stinging or burning in your eyes

  • Mucus in or around your eyes

  • Light or glare sensitivity

  • Difficulty driving at night

  • Tired or watery eyes

  • Blurred vision

For mild, occasional dry eye symptoms you can try an over-the-counter artificial tears product. If you have more frequent dry eye symptoms, you should visit your optometrist.

Professional treatments for dry eyes include products that will:

  • Manage the underlying condition causing your dry eyes

  • Improve the quality of your tears

  • Prevent tears from draining as quickly

Specific medications your optometrist may recommend include:

  • Antibiotic medications to reduce eyelid inflammation

  • Cyclosporine eyedrops to reduce inflammation of your corneas

  • Hydroxypropyl cellulose eye inserts to release artificial tears

Additional treatments for dry eyes include:

  • Plugging your tear ducts to keep you from losing tears

  • Special contact lenses for dry eyes

  • Light therapy using Intense Pulse Light (IPL)

  • Amniotic Membrane to increase the healing of the eye surface

  • Nutritional supplements to build tear film

To read more detailed information about dry eye, please visit the Dry Eye page in the Services section of the website by clicking here.

To find out more about the causes and treatment of dry eyes, talk with the experts. Call the optometrists at Skowron Eye Care in Elmhurst, IL. You can reach them in the office by calling (630) 834-6244, so call now.

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