Here at Accent Eye Care we understand how disruptive red, watery, and irritated eyes can be, so we’ve updated our ocular conditions center to include Dry Eye Syndrome. If you live in Phoenix and suspect you have Dry Eye then contact Accent Eye Care today at 602.547.3255 to schedule an eye test.
What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Simply put, Dry Eye Syndrome is caused by a persistent lack of moisture in the eye. This can cause inflammation, scarring, and horrible irritation. Dry Eye also has several medical terms:
- Keratisis Sicca
- Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
- Dysfunctional Tear Syndrome
Whatever the name is, Dry Eye can cause serious disruption to your lifestyle. It is also one of the most common eye conditions out there. Almost half of all adults in Phoenix experience symptoms of Dry Eye frequently and this number continues to grow every day.
What Are the Causes of Dry Eye?
Dry Eye is a nuisance to your Phoenix lifestyle, but what causes it? To begin with, lets look at what’s in a tear. Water adds much needed moisture. Oils act as an important lubricant. Mucus helps spread the solution evenly across the eye. And Antibodies prevent infection. Many natural factors can harm these essential components such as:
- The natural aging process
- Side effects of medication
Common habits can also cause dry eye like:
- Computer use
- Frequent climate change (Especially in the Phoenix desert)
So How Can We Fix It?
The first step to treating any ocular condition is to identify it. Make sure you are attending your regular checkups or syndromes like Dry Eye could easily go unnoticed. After we’ve determined the cause of your Dry Eye the rest of the process is simple. We will detect any habits that need to change and, if you choose, we will prescribe artificial tears or another medicine.
Dry Eye is an extremely common condition that affects nearly half of all Phoenix residents. Take the proper steps to keep your eyes in good health. Call Accent Eye Care today at 602.547.3255 to find out if Dry Eye has been causing you irritation. We’ll help you find the perfect treatment so you can see freely again.