Dry eyes can not only annoying but can be painful. They may be caused by pollen in the air and can go away after a little while. If they don’t go away or get worse, they may be a sign of something worse. If you are worried about your dry eyes, schedule an appointment with our optometrist at Vicle Eye Care in Dania Beach, FL. Dry eye syndrome can cause many symptoms, some noticeable, others not so much. Here are some signs you might be suffering from this condition.
Symptoms of Dry Eye and Their Potential Treatment
Dry eye can have a number of causes and symptoms. That means that there is also a number of ways that dry eye can be treated, sometimes depending on the cause. Here is a list of some of the symptoms that may indicate you could need treatment from an optometrist.
- Sensitivity to light: Do your eyes burn when you expose them to sunlight or a bright light? That might be one sign of dry eye. Sunglasses may be able to help relieve some of the pain connected to the sensitivity but if your eyes are consistantly bothered by bright lights, it might be a good idea to make an appointment with our eye doctor.
- Red eyes: Do you wake up with red eyes? Do you look in a mirror in the middle of the day and notice your eyes are red for no reason? That may be a sign of dry eye. Normal eye drops may relieve red eyes sometimes but depending on how bad your dry eyes are, it may take prescription eye drops from an eye doctor to relieve the redness.
- Burning in your eyes: If you feel a burning sensation when you blink, that could be a symptom of dry eye syndrome. Washing your eyes out with water may only be able to do so much and depending on the severity, other eye drops may help.
- Feeling that something is in your eye: Do you always feel there is something in your eye and habitually touch your eyes? The lack of tear production due can cause the feeling of something being in your eye.
Sometimes dry eye can go away on its own or can be solved by remedies at home. Othertimes, it cannot and might be caused by something serious. If you believe you have dry eye and cannot get it to go away, visiting an eye doctor may be the way to go.
Call Our Eye Doctor for Dry Eye Treatment at Our Optometry Practice
If you think you are suffering from chronic dry eye, call us at (305) 935-4606 for Vicle Eye Care. Our optometrist in South Florida can help run appropriate tests to determine your treatment for dry eye. Schedule an eye exam in Dania Beach, FL.