Dry Eyes: Everything You Need To Know

Dry eyes can be very irritating and cause vision difficulties as well. This dryness can lead to itchiness and pain. This typically happens when the tear ducts are not producing enough tears to help keep your eyes moist.  Dry eyes can be treated with multiple different treatments, so it’s important to find which treatment would work best for you.

What Are Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes is a condition that leaves your eyes dry and irritated. Normally there is a liquid film made of tears that covers the surface of your eyes. This layer of moisture keeps them protected and hydrated. 

You need this layer of liquid film in order to see clearly and without discomfort. The lack of moisture and liquid film on the cover of your eyes can lead to dryness, burning, blurred vision, and more.

Symptoms Of Dry Eyes

There are typically a few tell tale signs of dry eyes. These signs generally affect both eyes. Here are a few symptoms that may be a sign of dry eyes:

  • Eye redness
  • Eye fatigue
  • Blurred vision

These symptoms may be a clear indication that you have dry eyes. These symptoms can also lead into other symptoms such as stinging, burning, and sensitivity to light.

How Can I Reduce Dry Eyes?

There are multiple easy things you can do at home to reduce dry eyes. One of the best ways to do so is giving your eyes a rest. Sometimes we can overwork our eyes and strain them by staring at bright screens for too long, and this can lead to dry eyes.

Another great way to reduce dry eyes is by getting essential vitamins and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. Research shows that supports may actually support tear production and help prevent dry eyes.

Get Rid Of Your Dry Eyes Today

At Eye Clinic P.C. In Portland, OR, we pride ourselves on providing high quality service with care. Our team of doctors have graduated from some of the top medical programs in the country, making them well equipped to help you with all your eye care needs. 

With our team’s level of expertise and knowledge, you can count on us to help you reach a better and happier life. Give us a call at 503-297-4718, or visit us at www.eyeclinicpdx.com to schedule an appointment.

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