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.
The office of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D., is equipped with the technology and knowledgeable staff to treat a wide variety of vision ailments and infections, such as keratitis and conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye. Patients who suffer from eye keratitis or conjunctivitis should receive treatment as quickly as possible to avoid the risk of irreversible damage to the eye or vision. Pink eye can be caused by viruses, allergens, bacteria, a foreign body lodged in the eye, or even chemicals. As an example, wearing contact lenses overnight can result in a buildup of bacteria, which could result in pink eye. Our Las Vegas eye doctors therefore recommend removing contact lenses every night to avoid unnecessary complications.
There are a large number of viruses that can cause conjunctivitis. Viral pink eye is highly contagious. Patients with the condition should stay away from public places like work or school to avoid spreading the virus. The viral form of pink eye can result in large outbreaks. The bacterial form is more common and less contagious. The bacterial form of pink eye is more common in children than adults; it is one of the leading causes of children being sent home from school. If you believe that your child is suffering from pink eye, call our Las Vegas NV dry eye doctor immediately to schedule an appointment.
There are also non-contagious forms of pink eye, which are caused by allergens and irritants. Allergens can cause a reaction in the body resulting in pink eye; non-contagious pink eye is generally caused by common allergens such as mold, weed, plants, pet dander and others. Allergen-caused pink eye can occur seasonally or throughout the entire year in some patients. Our Las Vegas eye doctors can treat pink eye immediately with eye drops, medications and other easy and gentle treatments. For more information on how we can provide effective eye care of your family, please call our office today.
Do you suffer from red, itchy, or irritated eyes? If this is true, you need the experienced, professional treatment from a Las Vegas NV dry eye doctor. Call the practice of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D. today to receive elite-level, compassionate care for dry eyes. We’ll go the extra mile to help you achieve and maintain optimal ocular health!
At the optometry office of Dr. Shannon Chandler and Dr. Lesa Davis, our team of seasoned doctors consistently offers top tier optometry care to members of the Las Vegas community and surrounding neighborhoods. Our successful dry eye treatments are the result of Dr. Chandler and Dr. Davis’ many years of experience in providing comprehensive eye care to patients. Utilizing advanced technology at our state-of-the-art facility, we are able to offer patients highly effective and pain-free treatments, resulting in better vision and an improved quality of life. Call our office today to ensure that your case of dry eye is properly diagnosed and treated by a Las Vegas NV optometrist whom you can trust! After an initial eye exam, our doctors can determine a personalized treatment method tailored for your specific condition, medical history, budget, and lifestyle. Treatment can range from behavior modifications, to prescription eye drops. Our doctors also understand the importance of making patients feel both welcome and well-informed. This is one of the reasons our friendly office environment is carefully maintained – to ensure that patients of all ages and walks of life feel at home from the moment they walk through our door, up to and beyond completion of treatment.
In addition to dry eye treatments, we also provide eyeglass examinations, contact lens examinations (including hard to fit patients), keratoconic contact lens fittings, co-management for cataract surgery, treatment for ocular allergies, and other services. Please reach out to our office today to receive the best eye care in the Las Vegas area.