Who Gets Dry Eye?
Dry eye is an eye condition that gets more common among people of every background. Whether you spend a lot of time indoors or outdoors, you may be vulnerable to developing dry eye syndrome. If you have the symptoms of this condition, it's essential to call Seeta Eye Centers in Poughkeepsie or Yorktown Heights, NY, office to make your appointment with one of our expert ophthalmologists for an eye exam.
What Are the Symptoms of Dry Eye?
If you notice any changes in your eyes, paying attention to those changes is essential, so you can get the treatment you need from the ophthalmologist. Dry eye can come with several symptoms that can all be annoying and frustrating. Some of them can even be painful. When your eyes are dry, you may have a gritty feeling in your eyes or feel like there's something in them. It can give you a dry feeling and cause eye strain and eye fatigue. It may cause blurry vision, resulting in eye pain or soreness. The condition can cause the eyes to create strong mucus that can end up in the eyelashes. It can also turn eyes pink or red. Ironically, it can even cause the eyes to be more watery, because the body creates more tears to overcompensate.
What Causes Dry Eye?
There are two primary reasons behind developing dry eye. One is that the tear film that lubricates the outside of the eye isn't enough to keep the eyes well-lubricated. The other is that the tear film needs to have the right mix of the three layers needed to provide adequate lubrication. In addition, many medications can cause problems with the tear film, including allergy meds and certain antidepressants. There are also health conditions that can cause this, such as diabetes. In addition, it's standard for the tear film to evaporate too quickly before we can replace it. This evaporation can happen because of the dry air of the winter, and it can happen from having an over-air-conditioned room. If you have a fan that faces you, or you go outside without sunglasses, these can also cause the condition to develop.
Care from Our Ophthalmologists
When you have dry eye symptoms, you need to see one of our ophthalmologists to be assessed for dry eye and get the treatment you need. If you have dry eye, call Seeta Eye Centers in Poughkeepsie or Yorktown Heights, NY, office for an appointment to check your eyes. There are treatments available that can help your eyes feel better. Contact us at Poughkeepsie (845) 454-1025 or Yorktown Heights (845) 440-1175 to schedule an appointment.