Dry eyes cause more than discomfort, redness and itching. They also cause blurry vision. If you have this irritation, you possibly have dry eye syndrome, a disease affecting more than 16 million Americans. Although it is a common problem, it is one for which you need to see your eye doctor. At Clarity Vision, we provide many of our patients with treatment to relive symptoms and prevent complications.
If you have dry eyes or other eye problems, schedule your visit at Clarity Vision today. Our convenient locations include:
Uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye syndrome include:
Irritation, as if something is in your eye
Mucus stringing or discharge
The experienced eye care specialists at Clarity Vision can treat your dry eyes through various treatment options.
Dry eyes affect people of all ages. Factors leading to development of the eye condition include:
Windy or dusty conditions
Smoke and other pollutants
Over wear of contact lenses
Arthritis and certain medications
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
Meibomian gland dysfunction occurs when the glands responsible for lubricating the eyes do not work as they should. These glands can become inflamed and overrun by bacteria. As a result, your eyes become red, uncomfortable and painful. You can also experience swollen eyelids and blurred vision.
Diagnosis usually takes place as part of a routine eye exam and using one or more specialized diagnostic tools that measure your tear production. These tests also help determine your level of the disease. If this confirms your condition, your eye care specialist recommends treatment.
Treatment for dry eye includes:
Over-the-counter eye drops
Lubricant-releasing solid eye inserts
Meibomian gland thermal pulsation
Intranasal tear production stimulation
Prescription eye drops
Blepharitis lid treatment
Ocular massage for meibomian gland improvement
Blepharitis lid treatment focuses on reduction of eyelid inflammation caused by chronic bacterial overgrowth.
Ocular massage takes place through a therapeutic device that delivers thermoelectric heat to loosen obstructed eye secretions. This improves the meibomian gland’s functioning and enables eyes to properly retain fluids. It is a relaxing, affordable and gentle treatment that improves lipid health and function.
Intrnasal tear production stimulation uses a device held up to the face at both nostrils. Through stimulation of the anterior ethmoidal nerve in the nose, the device triggers natural tear production. In essence and over time, the device trains your eyes to produce higher volumes of eye lubrication.
Dry eyes make everyday life uncomfortable and can cause blurry vision. Although many people try to live with their condition, you only need to talk to your eye doctor for help. Through diagnosis and several treatment options, the eye care specialists at Clarity Vision can help you restore your eye comfort and clarity.
It is very important to see your eye doctor at least once every year to two years. Routine eye exams help you keep track of vision changes and find early signs of conditions that can cause long term eye health problems when left untreated. With six locations to serve you in North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, you have multiple options for convenience and the services you seek for your whole family’s best eye health. Schedule your next visit at Clarity Vision today and ask your eye doctor about dry eye diagnosis and treatment.