Symptoms of Dry Eyes
Some of the symptoms of dry eyes include:
- Foreign body sensation
- Blurry vision which improves with blinking
- Excess tearing or discomfort after using the eyes while reading, watching television or working on a computer
Dry Eye Treatment
We offer tailored approach to each individual
There are several methods to test for dry eyes.
Your doctor will first determine the underlying cause by measuring the tear production, the evaporation rate and quality of the tear film.
Tiny devices placed in the eyes tear ducts to prevent tears from draining too quickly
Thermal Pulsation / LipiFlow
Thermal Pulsation System to treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) - Learn More
Restasis and Xiidra
Prescription eye drops designed to decrease inflammation to help tear production
Serum eye drops made from a patient’s own blood - Learn More
Tyrvara (nasal spray for dry eye)
Causes of Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome has many causes
Normal aging process
One of the most common reasons for dry eyes.
As we grow older, our bodies produce less oil (60 percent less at age 65 then at age 18).
This is more pronounced in women who tend to have dryer skin than men.
The oil deficiency also affects the tear film. Without enough oil to seal the watery layer, the tear film evaporates much faster, leaving dry areas on the cornea which causes irritation.
Hot, dry or windy climates, high-altitude, air-conditioning and cigarette smoke also cause dry eyes.
Reading or working on a computer
During these tasks, we tend to blink less, and our eyes dry out. Stopping periodically to rest and blink helps to keep the eyes more comfortable.
Contact lens wearers may also suffer dryness because soft contact lenses stay soft by absorbing your tears.
If your eyes are already a little short on tears, this may cause a dry eye problem.
By covering the cornea, less oxygen is able to reach the corneal surface.
Certain medications can cause dehydration and lead to ocular dryness.
Thyroid conditions, diseases such as Parkinson’s, Sjogren’s syndrome, or vitamin A deficiency can also cause dryness.
Women frequently experience problems with dry eyes as they enter menopause due to hormonal changes.
If you are suffering from any symptoms of Dry Eyes,
contact Eye Physicians of Central Florida to schedule your appointment.