Tears are responsible for keeping your eyes healthy and clean. Your tears, which are comprised of a complex mixture of water, oil and mucus and antibodies that help to keep your eyes smooth, clear and help to protect them from infection. If your tears are not able to adequately lubricate your eyes, you may have dry eyes Lynbrook.
Dry Eye Syndrome or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), is a condition that is very common condition that occurs when the eyes don’t make enough quality tears; either they don’t make enough tears or their tears are poor quality. The most common type of dry eye is due to inadequate tear production. Sometimes the condition can cause an overproduction of inadequate tears in response to the lack of moisture. These tears, however, do not contain sufficient nutrients since they’re mostly made of water. Dry eye can be temporary for some but for others, it’s a life-long condition that will need to be managed. Dry eye can be caused by a number of factors, some of which include: staring at a computer for long periods of time, wind blowing in the eyes, side effects from certain medications, aging, and diseases that caused the inability to make tears, such as Sjogren’s syndrome. Although the cause may be different, all types of dry eye have very unpleasant symptoms. Some common dry eyes Lynbrook symptoms include: eye irritation and burning, watery eyes, a scratchy feeling, a sensation that something is in the eyes, a gritty feeling and blurred vision. There are a variety of over-the counter dry eye remedies that may help some people, such as artificial tears. However, sometimes prescription medications are necessary. Patients who have severe and/or persistent dry eye symptoms should see a professional eye doctor, like ours at Vision Quest.
If you’re experiencing dry eyes in Lynbrook, contact our office. One of our associates at Vision Quest will schedule an appointment for you.