Dry Eye

What to Know About Dry Eye Treatment from Our Surrey Optometrist

Dry eye disease is a syndrome caused by the body not producing adequate tears to lubricate the eye. The adequacy of tears depends on their quantity and quality. If the body does not have enough tears or produces poor-quality tears, it can lead to dry eyes. Dry eyes can cause a stinging or burning sensation that can damage the eye if left untreated. Here at Iconic Eyecare in Surrey, our team can help patients suffering from dry eye disease. We can alleviate eye pain and restore lubrication to your eyes.  

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Why Do People Develop Dry Eyes?

There is a multitude of causes for dry eye disease. People who are required to take certain medicines are prone to developing the disorder. People who take medications like beta-blockers for hypertension and migraines should be keenly aware that their medication can lead to the occurrence of dry eyes.

Poor quality tears can arise due to hormonal changes, eye allergies, and autoimmune disorders. Your tears may evaporate quickly if you have allergies, a vitamin A deficiency, or blink less often than average.

Symptoms Associated with Dry Eye

One of the most noticeable symptoms associated with dry eye disease is eye discomfort. People suffering from this condition may experience a burning sensation along with eye redness and an itchy feeling. People who often experience dry eyes have a sensitivity to light and blurry vision. Dry eyes can make it harder to wear contacts and drive at night.

How an Eye Doctor Can Help

Visiting our eye doctor can make a significant impact on your dry eyes. We will assess your medical history and find the root cause of your dry eyes. We evaluate your overall eye health, including your tear glands and cornea's health, to provide additional information about the source of your symptoms. Often, we manage dry eyes with simple changes in your daily routine. As part of your consultation, we will work with you to find a daily routine beneficial to your eyes. Prescribing lubricating eye drops may be necessary, depending on your situation with dry eyes.

Contact Us for an Eye Exam from Our Optometrist in Surrey, BC

If you are suffering from dry eye disease, our optometry team here at Iconic Eyecare can help patients in and around the Surrey area. If the condition is left untreated, it can lead to corneal ulcers and can affect your vision. Dry eye disease can also cause swelling of the eyes and scratches on the corneal surface. To learn more about dry eye disease or schedule an eye appointment, call us today at (604) 385-6396

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