Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when an individual’s tears doesn’t produce adequate lubrication or have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. At Oliver Opticians, we are committed to to solving the problems of patients with dry eye with the most scientific and objective means. We combine the latest technology and in diagnosing and treating your eye condition.

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What is Dry Eyes disease?

Dry Eye disease or Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is the occurrence of itching or burning sensations in your eyes due to the imbalance of tear film. It also shows redness, sore eyes, and other varied unpleasant symptoms and lets you experience blurring and extreme sensitivity to light. It is not only temporary. It also causes long-term eye problems such as corneal damage or visual impairment. The permanence of such issues is considered chronic eye syndrome. With such events, it is important to consult an optometrist immediately to prevent it from worsening over time.

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Causes and Effects of Dry Eye

There can be many causes of dry eyes, such as Sjogren’s syndrome, medications like antihistamines, and antidepressant drugs. Other human body issues can also lead to the disease, such as gender and age. Natural occurrences and the environment are also factors.

With consistent usage of computers and mobile devices, your eyes can reduce their blinks, affecting your tear film. Individuals who have gone through cataract removal and replaced their lenses with multifocal intraocular lenses are also prone to the disease. Due to the symptoms and the disease itself, the cornea can lead to inflammation, infection, and scarring, affecting your vision, lifestyle, studies, and work.

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Treatment of Dry Eye

Our eyes are one of the most important sensory organs that allow us to function well and face our daily challenges. Without proper vision, it can be difficult to complete our daily activities with ease and swiftness. The treatment for the disease is varied and can include but is not limited to:

  • Warm Compress
  • Artificial Tears or Eye Drop Usage
  • Manual Gland Expression
  • Ceiling Fan or Wind Avoidance
  • Work Breaks

The mentioned treatments are some of the most common remedies if your eyes dry out. However, they can also be temporary relief. If you have applied any of these, but your symptoms still occur, we recommend you to visit an optometrist.

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Procedures and Medication for Dry Eye

With the intensity of your symptoms, visiting a professional eye care services provider is crucial to maintaining your vision and improving your situation. Here, at Oliver Opticians, our professionals will evaluate your issues, check your health history, and assess your lifestyle. The procedure will determine the roots and the most effective solution to your discomfort. We can either provide you with:

  • Omega-3 Supplementation
  • Oral Tetracyclines
  • Corticosteroids
  • Topical Cyclosporine
  • Topical Antibiotics

If you want to learn more about what we can do to address your eye issues, you can reach us at 703-567-0314.