Burning, pain, and redness in your eyes can be a sign of dry eye syndrome.
Dry eye may be a symptom of worse problems on the horizon, such as inflammation and corneal scarring.
At Ohio Vision, our doctors in Sidney, Troy, Celina, and Bellefontaine, OH, can help you return to a comfortable life free from dry eye.
What Is Dry Eye?
Dry eye syndrome is a condition in which you do not produce enough tears or produce tears of such poor quality that they cannot properly protect or moisten the eyes. When dry eye syndrome occurs, people experience a variety of dry eye issues.
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This condition is responsive to care. Our experienced eye doctors are here to help, from diagnosis to treatment.
Occasional eye irritation does not necessarily indicate dry eye syndrome. However, you may have dry eye syndrome if you persistently experience the following:
- Eye pain
- Heavy eyes
- Blurred vision
- Watery tearing
- Eye exhaustion
- Light sensitivity
- Stringy eye mucus
- Sand feeling in eyes
If the above dry eye symptoms sound familiar, our doctors in Bellefontaine, Celina, Sidney, and Troy can determine if you need treatment at an in-person appointment.
Dry Eye Treatment Is One Call Away
You do not have to allow dry eyes to inhibit your life. The eye doctors of Ohio Vision are here to evaluate and treat your condition, from the surface of the eye to deeper structural issues.
Call (937) 492-8040 or write to us to request an appointment. We have eye care offices in Sidney, Bellefontaine, Celina, and Troy.
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Sometimes the contact lenses you use can contribute to dry eyes by preventing tear lubrication. When dry eyes become more severe, the condition can even prevent you from wearing contact lenses at all. Many patients prefer contacts over glasses and do not want to lose the ability to wear them. Our doctors can evaluate your contacts and see if a softer lens may help alleviate your dry eyes and allow healthy contact use.
The Relationship Between Dry Eyes and Allergies
Dry Eye Can Be an Indication of Serious Underlying Conditions
Cataracts also cause symptoms like cloudy lenses or reduced ability to see colors. Patients with glaucoma may experience headaches and blurred sight. These conditions both respond best to early treatment. When allowed to progress, they may lead to blindness.
However, that outcome is preventable, especially when you seek help immediately. You have a trusted team to treat you: the doctors at Ohio Vision. We can welcome you to our office for a vision and eye health examination to determine the cause of your dry eye.
Find Peace of Mind At Ohio Vision
Dry eye can be uncomfortable. It may also be a symptom of a larger problem.
We can examine you to determine if you simply have dry eye, or if it's a sign of another condition, like glaucoma or rheumatoid arthritis. Then, our knowledgeable team can help you seek treatments like eye drops to help you thrive again.
Whether you've just noticed your dry eye or you've been living with it for a while, our non-judgmental doctors are here to help. To request an eye exam, contact our Sidney-area offices. You can also call our friendly team at:
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How We Perform Dry Eye Treatments
We can treat your dry eyes with artificial tears, surgical care, and other methods.
Medical Eye Drops
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There Are Ways That You Can Prevent Dry Eyes
Wash Your Hands Properly
Pink eye can lead to dry eye. You can avoid pink eye by ensuring that your hands are clean, washing them thoroughly for 20 seconds.
Avoid Touching Your Eyes
Touching your eye or eyelid can spread illnesses like pink eye. Try to keep your hands away from these areas.
Opt Out of Contacts
Contact lenses may worsen your dry eye. We recommend either having a spare pair of glasses or opting out of contact lenses entirely.
Check the Weather
You can check a weather app for allergy alerts or dry weather conditions. Staying inside on those days can help prevent symptoms.