At Hofacre Optometric Corporation, we are here to see patients who may be suffering from dry eye. Those who suffer from this condition can find that they are frustrated and often in pain. If you have acute dry eye, it may not be too much of a problem, but if you have chronic dry eye, it may be important to see an optometrist on our optometry team for diagnosis and treatment. When you need to see an optometrist, call either our San Dimas, CA, or Chino Hills, CA, office. Both are in a Costco and can schedule your appointment for an eye exam. An optometrist on our optometry team is here to provide eye care for chronic dry eye and help give advice for eyelid hygiene.
Causes of Dry Eye
There are some basic causes of dry eye and it can be caused by a variety of things. One common cause is not having enough tear film over the cornea of your eyes- the outer part in the front. This lack of tear film can be caused by several conditions and situations. If you work on computers, the long hours behind the keyboard can cause it by causing you to blink less. It can also be caused by having a lot of wind in your face such as from a fan or air-conditioner. Many outdoor activities can cause wind to hit your eyes as well. There are also medications like allergy medicines that can cause it. Another common cause of dry eye is having the tear film not made up of the right components. This can also be caused by several issues including certain medications and hormonal shifts. If you are experiencing chronic dry eye, it may also be an illness causing it such as autoimmune diseases.
Symptoms of Dry Eye
Having acute dry eye can cause disruptions to your life and can be highly frustrating. It's important to pay attention to your eyelid hygiene, as dry eye can cause damage if it is too severe. With the right eyelid hygiene, you can also add some moisture to your eyes. When you suffer from this condition, you might feel like your eyes are gritty or dry. It may give you an aching feeling, or your eyes may burn or sting. Dry eye can also cause watering of the eyes as the body tries to overcompensate for the dryness. Your eyes are likely to be red, and you may feel like there's an object in your eye. If you have these symptoms, it may be important to get some treatment so that you can get back to your normal life without the pain of this condition.
See an Optometrist on Our Optometry Team for Chronic Dry Eye Treatment
We at Hofacre Optometric Corporation have two Costco locations, in (909) 394-4545 San Dimas, CA, and (909)-628-0091 Chino Hills, CA. If you have one or more of the symptoms of dry eye, it may be time to have an eye exam and a screening for dry eye. An optometrist on our optometry team is here to provide eye care for chronic dry eye and help give advice for eyelid hygiene. Call us at