Dry Eye Treatment
Dry eye syndrome is a chronic and typically progressive condition that affects about 10 to 20 percent of the population, and most of those who have the disease are over age 50. Activities that decrease blink rate can increase the prevalence of dry eye syndrome. For example, long hours spent at a computer is a well-established risk factor for dry eye.
Symptoms of Dry Eye include:
- gritty/sandy/foreign body sensation
- blurry vision
- light sensitivity
- contact lens intolerance
For mild cases of dry eyes caused by computer use, reading, schoolwork and other situational causes, the best dry eye treatment may simply be frequent use of artificial tears or other lubricating eye drops.
In addition to eye drops, there are lubricants, a surgical procedure and intense pulsed light treatments that may help to alleviate dry eyes. Talk with the doctors at Bissell Eye Care for the best course of treatment for dry eyes.