Everything You Need to Know About Dry Eyes

Dry eyes might be a common condition for some, but do we really know everything about it, such as its causes, symptoms, risk factors and treatments? If not, then consider reading this article by A+ Vision Optometry. 

For starters, dry eyes happens when the eyes do not have enough lubrication. Another possible reason is that there is a decrease in tear production and tear evaporation. You will know that you have this condition when you experience the following:

When is the best time to go to eye doctors? It is advisable that you immediately head to the doctor once all or more than half of these symptoms appear. You should also consult them if the signs appear to have worsened, like painful and red eyes. In some cases, the doctor might recommend that you see a specialist. 

Unfortunately, anyone can have this condition. The risk of having dry eyes is larger with these risk factors:

Do not worry, there are still a lot of ways for you to treat this condition. But before that, you will need to undergo a pediatric eye exam to see if you have the condition. Once you have been diagnosed to have dry eyes, the eye doctor will provide you with medications.

 For mild conditions, the doctor will recommend that you use over-the-counter medicines, particularly eye drops. Depending on the condition of your eye, the doctor might suggest that you undergo plastic surgery on your eyelids. Here are the other medications:

If you think that you have dry eyes, you should take a pediatric eye exam at A+ Vision Optometry. For inquiries, contact us at (949) 377-1312. We serve clients in Ladera Ranch and Rancho Mission Viejo, CA.

 

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