The itching, the redness—dry eyes can be such a pain. Luckily, our eye doctor offers treatment for dry eyes. Whether you’ve been suffering with dry eyes for years or you’ve recently developed a dry eye problem, our optometrists and ophthalmologists at Overlake EyeCare in Bellevue are here to help.
What Causes Dry Eyes?
There are a number of different conditions that can cause dry eyes, but the bottom line is the same: dry eye problems occur when the eye is unable to produce its own natural tears. Dry eyes can also be caused when the eye’s natural tears are of poor quality. Dehydration, allergies, and the common cold can all cause dry eyes. There are biological and environmental factors that can cause dry eye symptoms. Being exposed to fire or smoke, staring at a computer screen for an extended time, or driving (especially at night or in very bright sunlight) can all cause dry eye symptoms to act up.
What Treatments Are Available for Dry Eyes?
Luckily, there are many treatments for dry eyes. Some treatments are lifestyle based, such as using a humidifier in the home to protect your eyes against dry air. Other treatments are pharmaceutical, including over-the-counter and prescription eye drops. Our optometrist will talk with you to find out what dry eye treatment makes the most sense for you. We recognize that no two people are the same, and what works for your dry eyes might not work for someone else’s. We know and value that each patient who walks into our office is an individual.
Call Our Bellevue Clinic
If you’re ready to find lasting dry eye relief, it’s time to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists or ophthalmologists at Overlake EyeCare in Bellevue. Call our office today at (425) 643-2020. We look forward to helping you and your family with all of your eye care needs.
How do you alleviate dry eye symptoms? Let us know in the comments.