If you suffer from dry eyes, you know how it feels to constantly have that scratchy, uncomfortable sensation. If you’re looking for solutions for this condition, you are in the right place! You don’t have to suffer from eye dryness; there are treatments available for you. Our provider of contact lenses in Fairfax, VA, explains dry eye and how you can relieve it.
The main symptom of dry eye is, of course, eye dryness. Some other symptoms include:
If severe dry eye is left untreated, it can lead to eye inflammation, increased risk of eye infection, and corneal abrasions.
Some of the most common causes include conditions that affect your body’s ability to produce tears (such as Sjogren syndrome) and problems that affect eyelid function. However, there are other causes, such as:
Thankfully, chronic dry eye can be managed with some simple treatments.
After our optometrist determines that you are suffering from dry eye, we will recommend treatments such as artificial tears, prescription eye drops, and proper lid hygiene. If you wear contact lenses, you should moisten the lenses before placing them. If you have any other concerns, please contact our optometrist for further information.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment for a consultation, please contact us at any of the below phone numbers:
Arlington & Clarendon: 703-721-7754
Arlington in Ballston: 703-844-1726
Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any of your questions or help you schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!