Allergies and Dry Eyes

Dry eye is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. The lack of moisture in the eyes causes them to feel uncomfortable.

Dry eyes can be caused by:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Medications
  • Medical Conditions
  • Environmental Conditions

Signs and symptoms, which usually affect both eyes, may include:

  • A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes
  • Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
  • Increased eye irritation from smoke or wind
  • Eye fatigue
  • Blurred vision, often worsening at the end of the day or after focusing for a prolonged period
  • Eye redness
  • A sensation of having something in your eyes
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Periods of excessive tearing
  • Sensitivity to light

Although dry eyes can be a chronic condition, we can prescribe a treatment to keep your eyes healthy, comfortable, and prevent your vision from being effected.