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Dry Eye Treatment

Dry Eye Treatment from our Optometrist in Richboro, PA

Having dry eyes on a daily basis can create a number of problems in your life. From ocular discomfort to blurred vision, there are many ways this condition can negatively impact your life. At EYECARE for You, our Richboro eye doctor, Kathleen Joyce, offers dry eye treatments to ease the symptoms of this condition. Find out more about dry eye syndrome, including treatment options.

Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome causes more than dryness in one or both eyes. You might also have itchiness, burning and soreness in your eyes. Other symptoms that can occur with dry eye syndrome include eye fatigue, blurry vision, red eyes and a feeling of heaviness. You might have watery eyes if your glands release more tears than usual in response to dryness. The symptoms of this condition can become worse over time. 

Dry Eye Causes

You can have dry eyes from different causes. In some cases, the meibomian glands in the eyes don’t make enough oil, causing tears to evaporate quickly on the surface of your eyes. This condition is generally known as meibomian gland dysfunction. In other cases, your lacrimal glands do not make enough fluid for tears. This condition is known as aqueous deficiency dry eye. You might also have a higher risk of having dry eye syndrome if you use computers a lot, wear contact lenses or take certain medications. Problems with your eyelids, such as lagophthalmos, can also increase your risk of dry eye syndrome. Keep in mind that this condition requires treatment to lower the risk of more serious problems, such as corneal ulcers. 

Treatment for Dry Eye Syndrome in Richboro

Our eye doctor in Richboro can evaluate your eyes in order to determine the underlying cause of dry eye syndrome. Your treatment options will depend on this cause, as well as how severe your condition is. Treatment options include taking care of an underlying health issue that is causing the condition, such as an eyelid problem, which should cause symptoms to go away. If you still have symptoms, treatment options include over-the-counter or prescription eye drops or other medications to increase moisture in your eyes. In severe or persistent cases, our optometrist might discuss procedures for treating dry eye syndrome, such as closing your tear ducts or removing oil gland blockages. Lifestyle changes, such as taking breaks from looking at screens often, might also provide you with some relief. 

Visit Our Optometrist in Richboro for Dry Eye Relief

If you have dry eye symptoms and are looking for relief, please contact EYECARE for You in Richboro to schedule an appointment. Our optometrist can check your eyes and provide you with treatment for this eye condition.  Call us at(215) 485-5384.

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