Dry eyes can cause discomfort and, if not treated, can cause corneal damage. Chronic dry eye can happen as a result of a lack of tear production or a lack of high quality tears. If the eyes do not produce enough tears, they cannot keep up with evaporation. Dry eye syndrome can be chronic or seasonal. For proper treatment for Las Vegas dry eyes, come see Dr. Shannon Chandler, Dr. Lesa Davis, or Dr. Dorothea Muniz today. Our attention to customers and their care stand out from the rest.
Windy and sunny weather can exacerbate dry eyes. Dry climates or dry conditions can make the condition worse too. Females, elderly patients and those with rheumatoid arthritis are more at risk for Las Vegas dry eyes. Eyes can also end up becoming dry secondary to medication, especially those to treat allergies. Treatment options such as eye drops, gels, and ointments are key to keeping dry eyes lubricated. Prescription eye drops may also be administered for more severe cases. If these treatment methods do not eradicate the dryness, specially designed tear duct plugs can be used also. Often these help resolve the condition.
Our eye doctors recommend coming in for an eye exam once a year to make sure there aren’t any diseases and conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts developing. Our office is open 7 days a week and we accept walk-ins. We’re open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 12pm to 4pm. We also offer screenings for macular degeneration, diabetic eye exams, contact lens exams, and co-management for both LASIK and cataract surgery.