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
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
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.