Dry eye is a fairly common eye condition in which the eyes are not adequately lubricated or nourished; the cause can be due to the eyes’ inability to produce enough tears. It can also be due to a poor quality of the tear film. Dry eye can sometimes be managed with over-the-counter or non-prescription medication, typically in the form of artificial tears and/or gels. However, when non-prescription medications do not remedy the condition, a visit to a local Las Vegas eye specialist may be required.
Dry eye has some very irritable symptoms, including: A sensation of something being in the eye, eye redness, a gritty feeling, and stinging and burning. The good news is that excellent care and treatment for your symptoms are available by seeing an experienced eye doctor like our optometrists, Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D. for dry eye treatment in Las Vegas. While professional dry eye treatment can vary, the treatment essentially involves adding tears, conserving tears, increasing tear production, and treating the inflammation of the eyelid or the surface of the eyes. Dr. Chandler and Dr. Davis can assess the severity of the condition, and can provide treatment to help restore and to maintain the normal amount of tears in the eyes, making the eyes feel more comfortable while maintaining the health of the eyes. In advanced cases of dry eye, prescription eye drops or oral supplements may be necessary for successful treatment.
We offer many other services aside from dry eye treatment at our quality eye care practice. Some of our most common services include, but are not limited to: Comprehensive eye exams, contact lens exams and fittings, keratoconic contact lens exams and fittings, co-management for cataract and LASIK surgery, and screenings for cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. We accept many methods of payment for your convenience: Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, cash, Care Credit and healthcare flexible spending cards. We also accept most insurance plans – please reach out to us for confirmation.
If you’re suffering with symptoms of dry eye, please don’t wait. Contact our office right now to schedule an appointment with one of our highly-trained dry eye doctors in order to the receive prompt dry eye treatment you need.