Nationwide Optometry’s highly trained dry eye specialists use the latest technology to conduct thorough eye exams and treat a variety of eye conditions. Chronic dry eye can be irritating, but your dry eye specialists with Nationwide Optometry specialists can prescribe a dry eye treatment that will keep your eyes healthy and prevent your vision from being affected.
Nationwide Optometry has eye doctors in our locations serving Arizona who provide treatment for dry eye and other eye conditions. Click to find a location near you.
Dry Eye Causes
The most common cause of dry eye is from decreased tear production and increased tear evaporation. Dry eye is also known as ocular surface disease, because the surface of the eye is inflamed due to the decrease in tears. Some of the causes of these conditions: vitamin A deficiency, aging, medications, certain medical conditions, allergies, wind, smoke, and dry air. Those with rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, sleep apnea, inflammatory disorders like lupus, Sjogren are likely to develop dry eye. Our eye doctors of Nationwide Optometry specialist can help diagnose and discover the root cause of your dry eye.
Dry Eye Treatment Options from Nationwide Vision
If dry eye goes untreated, it can increase your risk for eye infections, damage your eyes, and cause discomfort, irritation, or blurred vision. The doctors of Nationwide Optometry provide a variety of effective treatment options such as, eyedrops, medication, eye inserts and punctal plugs, contact lenses, light therapy, and amniotic membranes.
Preventing Dry Eye
Some causes of dry eye are natural over time, but dry eye can be prevented, or symptoms lessened. Since dry eye is primarily caused by reduced moisture in the eye, steps to prevent dry eye can include using humidifiers in your house to increase moisture, wearing sunglasses to prevent harsh wind blowing into the eye and protects the surface of the eye, take screen breaks from phones, computers, and other electronics, using eye drops if you feel irritation, and eating a Vitamin A-rich and omega-3 rich diet.
Dry eye can cause severe discomfort if left untreated. The dry eye specialists of Nationwide Optometry can help diagnose, discuss options, and create a treatment plan. Click to schedule an appointment for an eye exam to treat dry eye.
Dry eye is caused by decreased tear production, commonly caused by a Vitamin A deficiency, allergies, certain medication conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, contact lenses, and harsh environments. Environments that have a large amount of heat, smoke, or wind are more likely to create dry eye in patients.
While some conditions increase your chances of experiencing dry eye, anybody can experience it. Those who are around smoke, dry air, wear contact lenses, and are in front of a computer screen all day. With the right treatment plan you can reduce your dry eye symptoms.
If symptoms are causing discomfort or impairing your vision, seeing an eye doctor at Nationwide Vision should be done as soon as possible to prevent any damage to your vision.