Eye moisture is critical for eye comfort, for good vision and to protect the eye from infection. Some people can develop itching, burning, red or “gritty” feeling eyes. Dry eye syndrome occurs when your body is not making sufficient tears to keep your eyes moist and healthy. Without adequate moisture, the health and function of the cornea is at serious risk. This can lead to trouble wearing contact lenses, blurry or fluctuating vision, or cause your eyes to quickly tire when reading. Dry eye can continue to worsen if left untreated.
There are several scenarios that cause dry eye, including:
- Wearing contact lenses
- Prolonged reading or computer work
- Hormonal changes
- Ocular allergies
- Auto-immune disease
- Eye surgery
- Eye infections
- Dry environments
- Exposure to smoke or chemicals
- Drugs such as oral antihistamines, anti-depressants or hormone replacement therapy
- General aging of the eyes
RGB Eye Associates offers several treatments plans for dry eye syndrome. Because there are so many different causes for dry eyes, the appropriate treatment depends on the origin of the condition. Dr. Jeffrey Harris, OD, our dry eye and ocular allergy specialist, will take the time to determine the cause and develop a personalized solution.
WHAT ARE OCULAR ALLERGIES?
Ocular allergies can have similar symptoms as dry eye and many people suffer from both conditions, which is why it’s important to be evaluated by a specialist who can expertly manage your condition.
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RGB Eye Associates is conveniently located off Highway 75 North in Sherman, Texas.
Call 903-892-3282 to schedule an appointment.
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