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Dry Eye Care At Vision Source – Your Optometrist in Odessa

Dry Eye, Seek Treatment Today

Keeping your eyes healthy starts with identifying potential problems at an early stage. When you have concerns about dry eyes, you want to obtain proper treatment to prevent complications or chronic problems that may develop. At Vision Source Odessa, we offer treatments to help with dry eyes and give you the tools to prevent the condition.

What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye, or dry eyes, refer to discomforts caused by a lack of tears or moisture in your eyes. It may stem from a variety of factors, such as producing too little tears, poor quality of tears or a dysfunction with the glands that produce tears.

The condition refers to a problem with your tears. It is not always directly caused by conditions in the eyes. It may also stem from environmental factors, such as keeping your eyes open too long or windy weather conditions that dry out your eyes. By discussing the condition with an optometrist, you identify the cause of your discomfort and start a treatment strategy.

Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eye

The signs and symptoms of the condition help you identify the problem and start a treatment plan. An optometrist in our clinic may ask questions about lifestyle factors to determine the cause of your symptoms.

Common signs of dry eye include:

  • A burning or itching sensation in the eyes
  • A scratching feeling in the eyes that is similar to getting dirt or dust in your eyes
  • Redness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Watery eyes
  • Eye fatigue or feeling like your eyes are tired
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses

In most cases, you will notice the itchiness or burning sensation as well as the discomfort with your contact lenses. When you notice the sensation, you want to seek treatment to address the underlying cause of your dry eyes.

Ways an Optometrist in Odessa, TX Helps with Dry Eyes

An optometrist in Odessa, TX helps with dry eyes by identifying the cause and providing treatment options. At Vision Source Odessa, we focus on treating the cause of your dry eyes or managing a condition that contributes to the dry eyes.

After evaluating the situation, we may suggest adjustments to your lifestyle or activities. For example, if the problem stems from your environment, then we may suggest changing your location, wearing glasses outdoors or taking measures to protect your eyes from environmental irritants. We also suggest eye drops when the wind or related environmental factors contribute to dry eyes.

Medications help with certain problems that may contribute to your symptoms. When we notice that the cause of your dry eyes relates to the quality of tear production or similar factors, we may suggest medicated eye drops to assist with your production of high-quality tears.

Our final treatments depend on your eyes. If you have a dysfunction, then we offer in-office treatments to address the underlying problems. We may suggest surgical procedures to slow or manage the progression of a condition.

Keeping your eyes healthy starts with identifying the problems and developing an effective treatment strategy. To learn more about our treatment options for dry eyes or for an appointment, call 432-362-3133 today.

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