Dry eyes is a common, chronic condition that effects more than 4 million people. In healthy eyes- basal tears flow across the cornea with every blink, providing a layer of protection. Dry eyes occur when the eye is unable to adequately lubricate itself through tears.
This condition can be caused by a variety of factors including:
• Prolonged Screen Time (working in front of a computer)
Those who suffer from dry eyes can experience stinging and burning sensations, sensitivity to light, eye redness, watery eyes and blurred vision. While this condition can be chronic, there are a variety of treatment options available.
Treatment can include medication to reduce inflammation, eyedrops, light therapy and even special contact lenses. You can prevent this condition by taking breaks during extended computer use, thoroughly removing eye make-up and wearing quality sunglasses.
If you are experiencing symptoms of dry eyes, the Bayside Vision Center is here to help. Call 850.729.8711 to schedule an appointment today.