Here at Vision Center of New York, one of the most common reasons that patients seek treatment from our Williamsbridge ophthalmologist is because they are experiencing dry eye symptoms. Some symptoms typically associated with dry eye syndrome include: constant eye dryness, itchy eyes, red eyes, burning in the eyes, frequent tearing, and more. There are two main reasons why dry eye syndrome develops. The first is that your eyes simply are not producing a sufficient amount of tears. The second is that the quality of your tears is not striking the correct balance. These two main causes can also be caused by external factors, such as especially dry or windy weather conditions in your surroundings, long-term use of contact lenses, not blinking enough, working with computer screens all day, and more.
If you are experiencing dry eye symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with our Williamsbridge ophthalmologist as soon as possible so that we can work with you to reveal the cause of your symptoms, and from there work to treat it. There are both surgical and non-surgical treatments available for dry eye syndrome. Perhaps the most common treatment for dry eye syndrome is the use of eye drops, whether they are prescription or not. Surgical procedures that change the functioning of your tear ducts can be recommended for more severe and chronic cases of dry eye syndrome. The first step to treatment is to visit us at Vision Center of New York so that we can evaluate your symptoms and find the treatment that will give you the most relief.
If you are interested in learning more about your eye health and all the related services provided by our Williamsbridge ophthalmologist, we encourage you to visit the main Vision Center of New York website to browse through the wealth of additional information we have provided for our current and prospective patients. If you have any specific questions or concerns that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact our staff for assistance. We look forward to working with you at the Vision Center of New York soon.