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Nationwide Vision: Dry Eye Doctors

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.

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Nationwide Vision 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 Arizona 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. 

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Schedule an Appointment Today to Diagnose & Treat Your Dry Eyes

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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Dry Eye

What Causes 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.

Can Anybody Experience Dry Eye?

While some eye conditions can increase your chances of experiencing dry eye, you don’t need a pre-existing eye condition to experience it. Anybody can experience dry eye, especially those who may smoke, live in dry climates, wear contact lenses, or spend extended time in front of a computer screen. With the right treatment plan, you can reduce your symptoms and lessen your discomfort.

When Should I See a Doctor?

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.