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Dry Eye Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments
Dry eyes can be an annoying problem affecting your enjoyment of everyday activities. Tears are very important because they are responsible for keeping the surface of your eyes smooth, clear, and free from infection. Without sufficient tears, you can suffer from dry eyes. Your dry eye symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments are of utmost importance to us.
What are dry eye symptoms?
With dry eyes, you likely have:
- Burning or scratching sensations
- A stringy mucus in or around your eyes
- Eye redness
- Watery eyes (as your eyes overcompensate for the irritation of dry eyes)
- Blurred vision
- Eye fatigue
- Trouble with nighttime driving
- Difficulty wearing contact lenses
What are treatments for dry eye?
Relief is in your future. Deerwood Family Eyecare can help your dry eyes. The most common dry eye treatments include:
- Prescription eye drops
- Artificial tears
- Tear duct plugs
- Changes to habits
After diagnosing the underlying causes of your dry eyes, Dr. Shearer will customize a solution just for you.
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