Here in the desert southwest, many of us suffer from dry eyes. It is, after all, the desert, right? But dry eye is not always caused by environmental conditions. In many people, it is the result of an imbalance in the tear system of the eye.
Our eyes depend on the flow of tears to provide constant moisture and lubrication to maintain vision and comfort. Usually, the eye continually bathes itself in tears; yet, some people do not produce enough tears or the appropriate quality of tears.
The excess tears that overflow from someone suffering from dry eye syndrome are mostly water and do not provide the lubrication of healthy tears. They will wash debris away, but they will not coat the eyes surface correctly.
Structural abnormalities in the eye and the side effects of prescription medications all may adversely affect natural tear production. The board-certified ophthalmologists at Center For Sight can diagnose the underlying cause of your dry eye with a simple examination, which includes tests that measure tear production.
And you’ll be happy to know, dry eye is very treatable.
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The Center For Sight Difference
Center For Sight takes dry eye seriously. Working in the desert, we know how miserable dry eye symptoms can make our clients. Our diagnostic and treatment efforts are industry leading. While many doctors will diagnose your dry eye problems based on your symptoms, at Center For Sight, we conduct a full assessment of the surface of your eye. Feel free to ask about dry eye during your next eye exam, and we will be happy to discuss your options.
We specialize in LipiFlow, a revolutionary new treatment which addresses the root cause of the most common form of dry eye. LipiFlow is an FDA-approved treatment, which unblocks the glands that secrete oily lipids by gently heating and massaging the inner and outer lid.
Itchy eyes are enough to make anyone miserable; don’t let irritation affect your life anymore. With our dry eye treatment options, you can stop wondering, “How can I relieve my dry eye?”
If you are suffering from dry eye and would like to learn more about your treatment options, click here to schedule an appointment or call us at (702) 724-2020.