If you have dry eyes, you’re going to be uncomfortable. Your vision may be affected, but rest assured that it is only temporary. As soon as the problem is effectively treated, your vision will return to its normal state. At 2020 Vision Place, we will evaluate and offer treatment for your dry eyes.
The symptoms of dry eyes include sensitivity to light, red eyes, blurry vision, a burning or stinging sensation in your eyes, and tired eyes. Exposure to wind or smoke (yours or second hand) can irritate your eyes and contribute to the difficulties associated with dry eyes. The reason that dry eyes develop is that your natural lubrication, the tears your eyes create, is insufficient in volume or quality to do the job properly. When you come in to be examined by our optometrist in Fort Lauderdale FL, you will be given tests to measure both of those aspects of your tears, as part of the diagnostic process. Blotting strips of paper underneath your eyelids will be used for testing the volume of tears. And special eye drops are used in determining the quality of them. Those are not the only tests. Others will be done if needed to reach a definitive conclusion. Fortunately, most cases of dry eyes can be treated by our optometrist in Fort Lauderdale FL with artificial tears, in eye drop form. There are even prescription strength ones for particularly stubborn cases. In severe instances, where artificial tears and lifestyle adjustments do not lead to the desired outcome, surgery could be an option. This is rare, though. Be sure to wear eyeglasses or sunglasses outside when the weather is windy. Avoid smoke, and stay out of air-conditioned rooms if at all possible. It’s also a good idea to use a humidifier in your home. It will add moisture to the air, and that’s good for relieving dry eyes and preventing future occurrences.
Contact us today and schedule an appointment with our optometrist in Fort Lauderdale FL.