The EyeDoctors Optometrists is staffed with highly trained dry eye specialists who use the latest technology to conduct thorough eye exams and help diagnose and treat a variety of eye conditions. Dry eyes can be a chronic condition, but your The EyeDoctors Optometrists doctor can prescribe a dry eye treatment to keep your eyes healthy and prevent your vision from being affected.
The EyeDoctors Optometrists has eye doctors in our locations serving Kansas who provide treatment for dry eye and other eye conditions. Find the location closest to you.
What is Dry Eye?
Dry eye disease is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Dry eyes can be uncomfortable, and the lack of tear production can lead to inflammation and damage to the eye if left untreated. In some cases, dry eyes can actually be due to Meibomian gland dysfunction, where the eye cannot produce enough oil. The eye doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists can help diagnose the root of the problem.
Dry Eye & Contact Lens
For those who frequently wear contacts, dry eyes can be a common side effect over time, due to contact lenses absorbing too much liquid from your eyes, rather than your eyes absorbing the moisture. The eye doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists can help provide dry eye treatment to decrease irritation and prevent dry eye caused by contacts. It is important to keep your contact lens clean, switch contact solutions, and switch the type of your contact lens to a silicone hydrogel lens.
The Experienced Dry Eye Doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists
Our dry eye specialists with The EyeDoctors Optometrists will use your eye history to recommend changes to your daily routine to help you achieve the desired results. Our doctors will recommend specific eye drops to integrate into your treatment plan. The eye drops help lubricate the eye and reduce irritation. The use of artificial tears, gel, or ointment will work like a lotion, in that it will take several applications for the dry eye symptoms to go away completely.
Dry eye can cause a lot of discomfort if left untreated, the doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists can help diagnose, discuss options, and create a treatment plan. Click to schedule an appointment for an eye exam to treat dry eye.
Dry eye can be prevented or lessened by reducing screen exposure, protecting your eyes, using eye drops, wearing sunglasses outdoors, and limiting time in dry areas/environments.
While some conditions increase your chances of experiencing dry eye, anybody can experience it. Those who are around smoke, dry air, wear contact lenses, and are in front of a computer screen all day. With the right treatment plan you can reduce your dry eye symptoms.
There are some conditions that cause chronic dry eye, but symptoms can always be treated and lessened. If dry eye is caused by your environment, changes can be made to help stop it.