Have your eyes become scratchy and irritated? If so, you will want to come in and see our eye doctor to see if you have dry eye. Dry eye is a very common eye condition which can almost always be easily treated. However, if the patient does have dry eye and does not have it treated in a timely basis, it can go on to cause damage to the cornea. For this reason you, will want to see our eye doctor for eye treatments in San Antonio if you feel you may have dry eye.
Dry eye can make your eyes feel dry and irritated, and can even make your vision blurred. Surprisingly, patients with dry eye may even suffer from eyes which create too many tears. There are many different symptoms of dry eye. However, whenever you are experiencing any differences in your vision or condition of your eye, you will want to come and see our therapeutic optometrist, Dr. Paul A. Darrow. At our vision practice, The Eyeglass Shop, our optometrist will be able to thoroughly diagnose your dry eye and provide you with eye treatments in San Antonio for dry eye.
Dry eye can either develop because the eyes are not producing enough tears, or because they are producing tears which are not of a high enough quality to keep your eyes thoroughly nourished, clean, and well lubricated. Our eye doctor will be able to diagnose whether or not you have dry eye, and the reason for your suffering with this condition. Should you be diagnosed with dry eye, our eye doctor will be able to provide you with eye treatments in San Antonio which will have your eyes feeling more comfortable and back to normal. Depending on the cost of the dry eye, a different treatment option may be recommended. Dry eye can be treated in many different ways including with over-the-counter tear solutions, with prescription eye drops, with oral medications, and in the most serious cases, with minor surgery. Sometimes tiny silicone plugs are inserted into the tear ducts to keep tears in the eyes longer. In the most serious cases, an ophthalmologist may need to operate on your eyes to permanently close the tear ducts. However, the vast number of cases of dry eye can be easily corrected with eye drops which will keep your eyes lubricated and comfortable. For an appointment to meet with our therapeutic optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam, or for treatment of dry eye, contact us today.