Dry Eye

What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a very common condition that impacts millions of people worldwide. As the name implies, in this condition the eye itself is dry, which can lead to painful blinking and eye movements. Symptoms can include the eyes appearing red, feeling sore or itchy, or experiencing pain blinking or moving the eyes. There are many reasons for dry eye and it can be caused by environmental factors or it can be a chronic disease. While it is painful to live with dry eye, luckily there are several treatments available at Innovative Eye Care in Bakersfield that can alleviate pain, help improve eyeball lubrication, and eliminate the condition completely. 


What Causes Dry Eye?

In order for the eye to properly move within the socket, it must be lubricated by the body's tear production. Dry eye is usually the result of two main culprits. Either the eye is not producing enough tears, or the tears are of poor quality. For some people, dry eye is caused by an imbalance in the body which does not produce the correct mixture of water and mucous in the tears. For others, the tear duct may be blocked or damaged. Dry eye can be caused by environmental factors as well. Sometimes extended eye strain, such as looking at a computer screen, can cause this condition. Certain allergies can also cause dry eye.

Our Optometrist Can Help

Our optometrist is able to help alleviate and improve your symptoms related to dry eye. First, the optometrist can determine the root cause of the problem. Sometimes, simple prescription eye drops will be enough to improve dry eye. These can be administered daily, or simply as needed. If the problem is the functionality of the tear ducts, it is possible to have surgery to repair the tear duct so that it functions properly. At Innovative Eye Care, our team is dedicated to improving your quality of life and overall health. We would be happy to meet with you and find a solution to your dry eye.

Dry Eye Relief in Bakersfield

Our team at Innovative Eye Care is dedicated and passionate about healthy eyes. Chronic dry eye can lead to discomfort and can cause other eye conditions to form. If you are suffering from dry eye, call us today at (661) 213-3310. Based out of Bakersfield, CA, we will be happy to set up an appointment with our optometrist.

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