Dry eye disease is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate and unstable for different reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if you don’t produce enough tears. Dry eye may also occur if you produce poor-quality tears, which leads to tear instability. Dry eye may lead to inflammation and damage of the eye’s surface.
Dry eyes disease may lead to large variety of symptoms, including stinging, burning, short-stabbing pain, fatigue, pressure, general discomfort, tearing and a multitude of other symptoms. You may experience dry eye symptoms in certain situations, such as on an airplane, in an air-conditioned room, while riding a bike or especially in situations of extended focus such as looking at a computer screen for a hours.
Treatments for dry eyes may make you more comfortable. These treatments can include lifestyle changes and eyedrops. You’ll likely need to take these measures indefinitely to control the symptoms of dry eyes.
At the Eye Care Center of Napa Valley, our qualified team of Optometrists and Ophthalmologists offer tear lab testing to provide you with the options in treatment. Call us or use our online scheduling to set up your next appointment.