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:
- Systemic Conditions
- 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.
Here at Bayside Vision we take the "whole you" approach to your dry eye symptoms. Treatment can include medication to reduce inflammation, natural supplements, eye drops and even special contact lenses. In some cases you can decrease your symptoms 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.