A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Treating Dry Eyes

Do you often experience discomfort, redness, or irritation in your eyes? This could be a sign of dry eye syndrome, a common condition that affects tear production and quality.

Here’s what you need to know:


To determine the cause of your dry eyes, there are various tests, including a comprehensive eye exam and measurements of tear volume and quality that can be performed.

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Treatment Options and Management:

Treatment for dry eyes depends on the severity and underlying cause. Options range from artificial tears to prescription medications and specialized therapies. Artificial tears come in various formulations, including drops, gels, and ointments. Drops can provide immediate relief, while ointments offer longer-lasting lubrication, especially at night.

Self-care practices can also help alleviate dry eye symptoms. Frequent eyelid washing and the use of nonprescription eye drops or ointments may provide relief. Avoiding factors that exacerbate dry eyes, such as prolonged screen time and exposure to dry environments, is also important. Omega-3 supplements may be help as well.

Take proactive steps to understand and address your health care needs.