At Exquisite Eye Care, we offer a comprehensive range of eye care services including diagnostics and treatment. We also carry contact lenses, frames, and more. We are proud to serve residents of Houston, and the surrounding areas. Our optometrists have years of experience and the skills to meet all of your eye care needs. One of the ailments we address most commonly is dry eye syndrome. We can diagnose, treat, and educate you on preventive measures for dry eye syndrome.
What is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Dry eye syndrome is a condition that occurs when your eyes are not able to produce the right quality or quantity of tears. Tears lubricate the eyes by forming a thin layer on the surface of the eye. Inadequate lubrication can lead to inflammation and damage to the surface of the eye. Dry eye syndrome can be uncomfortable and can lead to your eyes being itchy and inflamed. Other symptoms include red eyes, a burning sensation, and feeling as if there is something stuck in your eye.
Causes of Dry Eye
There are several causes of dry eyes. The most common causes include:
- Medical conditions
- Side-effects of certain medications
- Eye conditions such as corneal nerve sensitivity
Dry Eye Treatment
If you are experiencing eye issues, it is highly recommended that you go see an optometrist as soon as possible. Our optometrist will perform an eye exam to determine the overall health of your eyes and create the most effective eye care plan possible.
Our optometrist can provide short-term treatment to ease your discomfort while also treating any underlying conditions that might be causing dry eye syndrome. This will ensure that you don’t have to rely on short term treatment and can get permanent relief. Our treatment might include lifestyle changes, the use of contact lenses, light therapy, unblocking oil glands, and closing the tear ducts to minimize tear loss. Causes of dry eye can vary significantly from patient to patient. Our eye doctor will work with you to find the best treatment method for you.
Visit Our Eye Doctor
At Exquisite Eye Care, our eye doctor has years of experience treating residents of Houston and the surrounding areas for dry eye. For more information on how our optometrist treats dry eye or any of our other eye care services, give us a call or request an appointment online.