Dry eye syndrome is a common problem that can cause burning or a gritty feeling in the eyes, blurred vision, redness of the eyes, and mucus in the eyes. Excessive tearing can also occur. The good news is that an eye doctor on our team can offer a number of treatments to help this condition. At Legacy Optical in Hampton Bays, NY, we can help individuals troubled with dry eye problems.
Causes of Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eyes can be the result of many different issues. Looking at computer screens can lead to dry eye discomfort. Taking certain kinds of medications can also be a factor. Being in a windy, smoky or extremely dry climate for a period of time can lead to dry eyes. Some medical conditions can also cause dry eyes. Recent LASIK surgery can cause dry eyes. If you wear your contact lenses for long periods, you may develop dry eyes. Even aging itself can cause decreased tear production and dry eyes.
Diagnosing Dry Eye Problems
An optometrist on our team can provide an eye exam to help diagnose your problem. This may include tests measuring the quantity and quality of tears, as well as the composition of the tear liquid. Signs of dry eye issues can often be noticed during your periodic contact lens exam.
Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome
Simple use of over-the-counter artificial tear products can be helpful for mild eye dryness. Taking supplements can also help reduce dry eye symptoms. If your dry eye is caused by environmental problems, we may recommend ways to help you remove these causes from your life. If your dry eye syndrome is being caused by your contacts, a change of contacts might be in order.
Get a Contact Lens Exam and Dry Eye Syndrome Treatment from an Eye Doctor
Our optometrists and team at Legacy Optical put customer care first for our patients in Hampton Bays, NY, and nearby communities. We provide many vision services, including eyeglass fitting, contact lens fitting, myopia control, computer vision problems, management of eye diseases and referrals for eye surgery. Contact us today at (631) 728-3132 for an appointment to learn about ways of treating your dry eye issues. An optometrist on our team is here to help.