Dry eye is a common ocular condition that can be due to an inadequate amount of tear production or a poor composition of the tear film. Determining the root cause of the dryness will better help you and your optometrist find the most effective treatment. Symptoms of dry eye include redness, irritation, watering, and a scratchy sensation. In advanced cases of dryness, the patient may experience visual changes as well. There are a number of factors that can trigger dry eye. These include:
- contact lens use
- computer work
Our optometrists can help determine the severity and cause of the patient's dryness. This allows our doctors to recommend the best treatment path for the patient.