Dry eye syndrome is the result of insufficient eye lubrication. At the optometry office of Dr. Shannon Chandler and Dr. Lesa Davis we want you to know the causes, symptoms, and treatment of dry eye syndrome so that you’ll be fully prepared to deal with this condition.
There are two causes of dry eye syndrome: either your eyes are not making enough tears or the tears they are making are not of the quality needed to properly moisturize your eyes. And while it is known that factors such as exposure to wind and smoke can contribute to the problem, the reasons why your eyes fail to make the necessary lubrication are not always known. Typically no pain or severe symptoms are associated with dry eye syndrome, but there may be other indications that you may need our Las Vegas dry eye treatment. They are red eyes, sensitivity to light, tired eyes, a feeling of burning or stinging in the eyes, and blurred vision. Blurred vision is more likely to occur if you spend a significant amount of time working in front of a computer or looking at a screen. You may also notice that your contact lenses feel uncomfortable. Our Las Vegas dry eye treatment may include artificial tears, especially prescription strength. Lifestyle changes are also recommended so that you do not hinder your improvement. On windy days, wear eyeglasses or sunglasses outdoors. Avoid smoke, both your own and that of others. Stay out of air-conditioning whenever possible. And by adding a humidifier to your home, especially your living room and bedroom, you can benefit from the moisture added to the indoor air. Other options for treatment and management may be considered by our optometrist depending on your unique situation.
When you experience dry eyes, turn to our office for help. Schedule an appointment to come in. Our Las Vegas dry eye treatment is designed to provide prompt relief.