Top 5 Causes of Dry Eyes

Our Omni Eye Care Center in Plano, TX Discusses Top 5 Causes of Dry Eye

Do you ever experience light sensitivity, eye fatigue and redness, stinging or burning sensations, or other noticeable reoccurring conditions? You may be suffering from Dry Eye. This condition can greatly affect a person’s everyday vision, ability to drive at night, or wear contact lenses. This condition, in which the person’s eyes don’t produce any or enough tears for eye lubrication and particulate removal, is problematic, but treatable. Dr. Taroyan and the staff of Omni Eye Care Center in Plano have extensive optometry experience, including diagnosing and treating conditions, such as dry eye.

What is dry eye, exactly, and what can cause this condition? There are, actually, quite a few causes.

Causes and Treatments of Dry Eye

Reduced tear duct production can happen for more than a few reasons.

  • A patient’s age. Many of our older patients complain of dryer eyes. As your body ages, systems work slower.
  • Certain prescription medicines will reduce tear production.
  • An unhealthy diet or malnutrition. Proper foods give our bodies the tools they need.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis. This disease can have far-stretching effects in all areas of our bodies.
  • Eyelid deformities in which tears dry too rapidly.
  • Diabetes. This disease can cause complications from glucose imbalance and associated medications, taken by the patient.
  • Past eye surgeries, such as LASIK, although these associated symptoms may be temporary.
  • Smoke, wind, computer screens, contact lenses, dust, and pollen are all contributing factors, as well.

Of course, these are some of the more common causes. An optometry professional will be able to help patients discover the root causes of their conditions and create proactive recommendations for treatment. This condition can have consequences to your eyes and vision if left untreated.

Comprehensive Eye Care at Omni Eye Care Center in Plano, TX!

For all of your eye care needs, call Omni Eye Care Center, (972) 985-7888. We are able to offer complete eye exams and can fit for glasses and contacts. And Dr. Taroyan’s extensive optometry training ensures patients are receiving a top quality vision assessment. Call or click here to request an appointment at our Plano location today.

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