Dry Eye FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dry Eye

Dry eye is frustrating, painful, and one of the most common eye conditions. Most people will experience dry eye at some point. In many cases, it can be incredibly uncomfortable and interfere with daily life. Our eye doctors at Main Street Optometry provide dry eye treatment in Northport, NY. If you are concerned about dry eye or other eye health conditions, our optometrists can provide more guidance. We have gathered a few questions that we run into regarding dry eye syndrome.

What Are the Symptoms of Dry Eye?

The symptoms of dry eye include:

  • Light sensitivity
  • Red eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Burning or itching around the eyes
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses comfortably

If you experience these symptoms on a regular basis, you may have this condition. Schedule an eye exam with a professional to begin getting the treatment you need.

What Causes Dry Eye?

A variety of conditions can cause dry eyes. They include using certain medications, including anxiety medications, blood pressure medications, antihistamines, and sleeping pills. You may also suffer from this condition if you have been exposed to smoky conditions or have an autoimmune disease.

How Can You Treat Dry Eyes?

One method of treating dry eyes involves increasing tear production. You can do this with artificial tears. In some cases, dry eyes are caused by tear ducts that keep draining. This means that your doctor may recommend surgery to treat the condition if it is seriously impacting your daily routine.

Are You a Good Candidate for Dry Eye Treatment?

Our optometrists in Northport can perform a comprehensive exam to determine if you have dry eye and create a treatment plan. Call our team at Main Street Optometry today at (631) 757-6190 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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