Dry Eye FAQs and Eye Exams from an Eye Doctor on Our Eye Care Team
While most people don't have to deal with chronic dry eye, most people have some idea of what dry eyes feel like. At Olympus Vision, we treat dry eye syndrome in patients from Upper Darby, PA, Drexel Hill, PA, Lansdowne, PA, and Yeadon, PA. These are some of the common questions people might ask about dry eye.
What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Dry eye syndrome is a condition where the eyes are unable to produce enough tears or the quality of the tears produced is poor. This can lead to feelings of irritation, burning, and itching in the eyes which can cause discomfort and even pain.
What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome?
Dry eye syndrome can be caused by a number of environmental factors, such as dry air, windy environments, and smoke. It can also be caused by certain medications or medical conditions like diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. Regular eye exams can help pinpoint the cause of your dry eye symptoms.
What Are the Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome?
Common symptoms of dry eye syndrome are burning or itchy eyes, redness in the eyes, eye fatigue, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, and difficulty wearing contacts.
What Are the Treatment Options for Dry Eye Syndrome?
An optometrist on our optometry team can offer dry eye treatment plans tailored specifically to your individual needs. These may include lifestyle changes such as avoiding smoke and windy environments or using artificial tears. Some patients might decide to wear eyeglasses instead of contacts as part of a treatment plan.
What Other Eye Care Services Does Olympus Vision Provide?
At Olympus Vision, we provide eye exams to help diagnose and check for any vision changes, diseases, or conditions. We offer tests for a range of eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. In addition to the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions, we also provide contact lens fittings and prescription eyeglasses.
Visit Us for Eyeglasses, Contacts, and Eye Care from an Optometrist on Our Optometry Team
Our team is dedicated to providing eye care for your eye health. If you're in Upper Darby, PA, Drexel Hill, PA, Lansdowne, PA, or Yeadon, PA, and you're suffering from dry eye syndrome, don't hesitate to contact an eye doctor on our optometry team. Call us at (610) 623-0039 for Olympus Vision.