Dry Eye Treatment from Fountain Valley Optometry
Dry eyes are serious, and they can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life. It can be frustrating to find the right treatment for your dry eyes. At Fountain Valley Optometry in Fountain Valley, CA, we provide comprehensive treatment for dry eyes. An optician from our optometry staff will be able to provide you with several options for dry eyes. Learn more about dry eyes and treatment options below.
What Causes Dry Eyes?
Age is a common reason dye eyes because the tear ducts are less effective. Some diseases or medications can also cause dry eyes. There are also environmental factors like wind or excessive electronic usage. You naturally blink less using computers, and it can cause dry eyes. You may have red and itchy eyes when you have dry eye syndrome. Our optometrist is here to help with a variety of treatment options.
Treating Dry Eyes
The good news is there are many options to address your dry eye syndrome. They include:
Eyedrops: Inflammation on the surface of the eyes can be controlled using prescription eyedrops. The artificial tears can help keep your eyes moisturized.
Tear Stimulation: There are different medications that can help you produce more tears naturally. Producing your own tears naturally can be an effective solution compared to using artificial tears.
Closing Tear Ducts: This option will prevent you from losing tears too quickly.
Using Special Contact Lenses: There are certain types of contact lenses to help with the effects of dry eyes. They protect the surface of the eye and contain moisture that can help prevent red and itchy eyes. Scleral lenses are larger contact lenses that sit on the white part of the eye called the sclera.
Unblocking Oil Glands: When oil glands become clogged, it accelerates dry eye symptoms. You can use a warm compress to help unlock clogged oil glands.
Light therapy or eyelid massages: Pulsed light and eyelid massages may also help with dry eye relief.
Limiting Electronic Usage: Our eye doctor may also suggest controlling your electronic device usage. We may also look at prescribing you a pair of blue light glasses to help filter harmful blue light from electronics.
Contact Our Optometrist for Dry Eye Syndrome Treatment
At Fountain Valley Optometry serving Fountain Valley, CA, we can help you get your dry eyes under control. Our optometrist can give you options to get your eyes back to normal. Call us at (714) 210-2393 to book your appointment for help with red and itchy eyes from dry eye syndrome from our eye doctor or an optician on our team.