At Cape Fear Cataract & Cornea we offer various dry eye treatment services to ensure your eyes are happy and healthy. Here we’ll discuss what you should be watching for when it comes to dry eyes, and when it’s time to come give us a visit.
So What Are Dry Eyes?
This is a good question and one that leads many of our valued customers to be unsure as to whether or not they should come in. Dry eyes are consistent in that your tear film (one of the outer layers on the outside of the eye) is inadequate. Meaning your eyes constantly feel uncomfortable or your vision is blurry due to your tear film not producing enough fluid/tears. Which is a bit confusing at times. Because one of the primary symptoms is your eyes constantly watering, this is your body trying to say that your eyes just simply aren’t taking care of themselves. While this seems like a simple symptom, it should be taken seriously and you should give Cape Fear Cataract & Cornea a call if it persists.
What Are Dry Eye Symptoms?
Symptoms for dry eyes are quite uncomfortable and even painful at times. As we mentioned before, there is typically an affiliation with blurry vision due to your eyes not staying lubricated. But moving on from there, your eyes can be red, itching, irritated, and have other general feelings of pain or discomfort. It can even be quite frustrating for contact lens users as your eye suddenly starts being severely uncomfortable anytime you put your contacts in.
Give us a call and set up an appointment today at Cape Fear Cataract & Cornea so we can treat those uncomfortable eyes! Treatment options can vary for dry eyes and can be as simple as getting a prescription for fake tear drops. However, during your appointment, we’ll get to the bottom as to why your eyes are becoming dry so often and that will reflect the prescription/treatment. It could be related to a vitamin deficiency or perhaps another medication you’re taking.
No matter what the reason may be, Cape Fear Cataract & Cornea in Wilmington, NC, is here for you. Give us a call at 910-969-4590 and set up an appointment today.