Causes of Dry Eyes (and Treatments)

Serving Poughkeepsie, Yorktown and Nearby Areas of the Hudson Valley

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Causes of Dry Eyes and Treatments for Dry Eyes | Highland, NYWhen our eyes are self-moisturizing correctly, we tend to take it for granted. We don’t think about how our eyes continuously manage to stay moist in a dry environment, or what would happen if it stopped. If you regularly get dry eye syndrome, however, you start to appreciate the process a lot more.

Dry eye syndrome is caused by an inability of the tear ducts to properly lubricate and moisten the eye. This causes a variety of symptoms, from a frequent irritated feeling in the eye, to a persistent red color, or the sensation that there is something stuck in the corners of your eyes. Some sufferers may even experience sensitivity to light or a noticeable blurring of their vision.

The causes of dry eye syndrome are many, and can include:

  • Environmental factors like air conditioning
  • Insufficient blinking
  • Side effects of antihistamines, birth control, antidepressants or other medicines
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Collagen vascular disease
  • Structural problems with the eyes
  • The aging process
  • Menopause

At Seeta Eye Care Centers, we have the tools and the medical professionals necessary to effectively treat dry eyes. Our Dry Eye Specialist, Dr. Melvin Guzman, can examine your eyes and discover the reason your eyes keep drying out. If it is a result of your environment or a side effect of medication, he may simply recommend some protective eyewear and eyedrops. However, just as the causes of dry eye syndrome vary from person to person and case to case, so too do the treatments. The best way to discover how to get rid of your dry eyes is to set up an appointment with Dr. Guzman as soon as possible.

To see our ophthalmological specialists about your dry eye syndrome, contact Seeta Eye Care at 845-454-1025 . We serve patients in Highland, Poughkeepsie, Yorktown, Carmel, and throughout Dutchess County.