Ways to Prevent and Treat Dry Eyes
Dry eye disease is a syndrome caused by the body not producing adequate tears to lubricate the eye. The adequacy of tears depends on their quantity and quality. If the body does not have enough tears or produces poor-quality tears, it can lead to dry eyes. Dry eyes can cause a stinging or burning sensation that can damage the eye if left untreated. Here at Sina J. Sabet, MD, PC, our team can help patients suffering from dry eye disease. We can alleviate eye pain and restore lubrication to your eyes.
Preventing Dry Eyes
For many people, there are obvious causes of dry eyes that you can try to prevent through some changes in behavior. Rest your eyes frequently if you are doing a lot of work on a computer. When you stare at a screen, you may not be blinking as often as you should. If you are in a dry environment, blinking more often than normal. If the dry environment is inside your home, consider installing a humidifier. Make sure to pay attention to your eye health and contact our team to treat your dry eyes.
How an Ophthalmologist Can Help
Visiting our team can make a significant impact on your dry eyes. Our ophthalmologist will assess your medical history and find the root cause of your dry eye disease. We evaluate your overall eye health, including your tear glands and cornea's health, to provide additional information about the source of your symptoms. Often, we manage dry eye disease with simple changes in your daily routine. As part of your consultation, we will work with you to find a daily routine beneficial to your eyes. Prescribing lubricating eye drops may be necessary, depending on your situation with dry eyes.
Contact Us for Eye Care or an Eye Exam from Our Ophthalmologist in Alexandria
If you are suffering from dry eye disease, our ophthalmology team here at Sina J. Sabet, MD, PC can help patients in the Alexandria area. If the condition is left untreated, it can lead to corneal ulcers and can affect your vision. Dry eye disease can also cause swelling of the eyes and scratches on the corneal surface. To learn more about dry eye disease or schedule an eye appointment, give us a call at (703) 997-9443 today.