When you have dry eye, it can cause several problems in your daily life. It can be highly irritating to the eyes and can cause many symptoms such as headaches and sore eyes. When you have dry eye, it's important to see an eye doctor for treatment to relieve the condition. If you have this condition and live in or around Addison or Burbank, contact Eye Care Center Limited to schedule an appointment with Dr. Albina.
Dry Eye Treatments from Our Eye Doctor
Most eye doctors treat this condition with prescription eye drops. These eye drops are medicated so that they attack the inflammation behind the condition to provide relief. They also add moisture directly to the eyes to relieve any symptoms. Our optometrist may also recommend some over-the-counter eye drops that you can use at any time to relieve your symptoms quickly. They are only moisture for your eyes and are not medicated. Using eye drops as recommended by the eye doctor can help you find relief.
You may also want to consider where your dry eye is coming from so that you can try to prevent it. If you spend time biking or running, you may be getting too much wind in your eyes. When you're outdoors, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes, even if you're only walking. Working a lot of hours in front of a computer can also be a cause.
There are a few ways to treat the condition on your own at the same time you are using the treatment from our eye doctor. You can set up a humidifier in your home. Each humidifier has a rating for a specific number of square feet. You may need a few of them in your home to moisturize the air in your environment. With more moisture in the air, the air won't cause the tear film on your eyes to dry up as quickly. You can also use a warm, wet towel over your closed eyes to add some moisture to the area. Holding a wet towel on your eyes for a while can elevate some of your symptoms and quickly make your eyes feel better.
See Our Optometrist at Eye Care Center Limited
If you are in Addison or Burbank, we have offices to conveniently serve you. At Eye Care Center Limited, Dr. Albina provides quality eye care to relieve a variety of eye health conditions, including dry eye. Call our Addison office today at (630) 543-0607or our Burbank office at (708) 599-0050.