Dry Eye Relief in Solon, OH
Suffering from dry eye? Find experienced and compassionate care at Gale’s Vision Source.
In the United States alone, it is estimated that nearly 30 million people suffer from dry eyes.
Not having enough moisture in the eyes can occur because the tears are not being produced as they should be or are being absorbed or evaporated too fast to provide enough protective relief from outside elements.
If you are dealing with dry eyes, you may experience everything from stinging pain to blurred vision, and the symptoms can lead to some major eye problems with time.
Even though dry eyes may sound like a miniscule problem, this is an optometric condition that deserves professional attention from your eye doctor.
At Gale’s Vision Source, we provide our patients with diagnosis and treatment of dry eye syndrome using advanced technology such as the Oculus Keratograph, TearLab, InflammaDry, and BlephEx.
Reach out to us for an appointment for your dry eye problems whether your symptoms are mild and bothersome or severe and disruptive.
How do you know you are suffering from dry eyes?
Problems with eyes that are lacking moisture are usually fairly easy to point out. Most of the time, you will experience a mild burning sensation and maybe some redness. However, some other symptoms of dry eyes that you may not associate with dryness include:
- your eyes feel itchy or irritated
- sensitivity to sunlight or bright interior lights
- blurred vision or difficulty focusing
- your eyes feel excessively tired
- your contact lenses irritate your eyes more than usual
- you feel like there’s something in your eyes
- your eyes are watering more than usual
If you have any of these symptoms, it is best to schedule an appointment to determine if dry eyes are indeed your problem.
What are the likely causes of dry eyes?
Dry eye syndrome is fairly easy to diagnose with the help of your eye doctor. However, tracking down the cause of the problem can be a little more time-consuming because there can be so many factors involved.
To determine the cause of your problem, the optometrist will discuss things like possible environmental factors, allergies, eye injuries, and your medical history, including your current medications.
You may also undergo specific tests on tear fluid during your exam to help track down things like excess salt content in your tears and elevated inflammation that can be helpful in finding the cause of the problem. For example, in our office one of the tools we use for proper diagnosis is the TearLab Osmolarity Test, which measures the osmolarity of human tears.
How is dry eye syndrome treated?
When a patient comes in for dry eye-related problems, their individual diagnosis will determine the plan of treatment. The eye doctor will work with you after testing to create a detailed treatment plan that is personalized specifically to your dry eye condition and symptoms.
Your treatment may include oral medications, topical salves or drops to apply to your eyes, or even a plan of action like eliminating certain allergens from your daily environment. At the same time, you will be given supreme care and attention to your overall eye health.
Trust Gale’s Vision Source with Treatment for Your Dry Eyes
Located in Solon, OH, Gale’s Vision Source has been offering quality vision products and personalized eye care to patients in Ohio for 40 years.
Avoid further frustration with dry eye symptoms, find out the true cause of the problem, and get the treatment you need for healthy eyes by contacting us for an exam appointment.