Causes, symptoms, evaluation, and treatment at Limestone Eyecare
Dry eye occurs when the eye does not properly produce tears of the correct quantity or quality, meaning tears are insufficient to keep the eye nourished and healthy. Tears are important to keeping eyes cleared of debris and bacteria. The absence of proper tears can lead to a number of discomforts, so don’t hesitate to contact an optometrist if you’re experiencing issues and think you may need dry eye treatment.
You may also hear dry eye syndrome referred to as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) or dysfunctional tear syndrome. Regardless of what you hear it called, symptoms often go undiagnosed and untreated, leaving our Kingston residents wondering if they’ve been struck with a severe case of allergies.
CAUSES OF DRY EYE
Experiencing These Symptoms?
Do not mistake dry eye symptoms for tired eyes or allergies. If left untreated, these symptoms can become chronic, more difficult to improve and, in some cases, permanent.
Schedule an Evaluation for Dry Eye
To help alleviate discomfort in your day-to-day, avoid dry conditions and ensure you are allowing time for your eyes to rest between intensive use. If this isn’t doing the trick, it’s probably time to come see Dr. Justin Epstein at Limestone Eyecare for an eye exam.
Our eye evaluations and specific testing will help us determine the quality of tears produced by your eyes and what treatment will best serve as a solution. Whether it be state-of-the-art techniques and medications, or counseling on your lifestyle and the impact that it is having, our treatments work to restore the balance of moisture in the eyes and minimize discomfort. If the above symptoms sound like you, schedule an appointment at our office.