Dry Eye Treatment
Over 10 million Americans have dry eye syndrome – a chronic and progressive condition caused by a lack of tears or poor tear quality. A proper balance of mucous, water and oil are need to lubricate the outer layer of the eye (the cornea). Without this moisture, the eye becomes irritated. Through a thorough eye exam, our optometrists can confidently find a viable treatment for each patient.
Symptoms of dry eye include:
- Excessive tearing
- Blurred vision
- Discomfort after long periods of watching television, driving, using a computer, playing video games or reading
Leading Risk Factors
When it comes to dry eye, it’s important to know what risk factors can contribute to this condition. Environmental elements such as dry, hot or windy climates, overly air-conditioned rooms, high altitudes and exposure to cigarette smoke can increase your likelihood. Other contributing factors include long-term contact usage and those 65 and older (due to the natural aging of eyes). Additionally, if you have a thyroid condition, Parkinson’s, Vitamin A deficiency or if you’re a woman going through menopause, you may be more at risk.
Once a patient has been properly diagnosed, we can provide varied dry eye treatments based on the severity of the condition.
Learn More, Contact Us Today
At Origins Eye Clinic, your vision health is our #1 priority. If you think you have dry eye syndrome or have questions about your existing condition, contact our offices at (612) 869-1333 or submit our online form to schedule your appointment. In addition to treating common eye conditions, we specialize in eyewear, contact lenses and a variety of other products and services. We serve residents of Minneapolis, MN, and surrounding areas. Our friendly staff looks forward to welcoming you to our family!