If you suffer from any of these debilitating symptoms, please reach out to our team at Golden Triangle Optometric Center. We’d be happy to investigate the root cause of your dry eyes and recommend a personalized treatment plan to bring you comfort.
Every time you blink, your tear film spreads across the surface of your eyes. You may not think about your tears very often, but they’re actually pretty essential. They help focus light by keeping your eye surface smooth, protect your eyes from dirt and debris, and hydrate and nourish your eye tissue.
The tear film is made of 3 distinct layers, each of which plays its own important role:
If any of the 3 layers are unstable, you can develop dry eyes.
Health conditions like diabetes, Sjögren’s syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis can cause overall dryness that affects your eyes. Eyelid conditions like blepharitis and gland problems like meibomian gland dysfunction can cause inflammation and blockages that prevent your eyes from producing essential components of the tear film.
Other factors can also contribute to dry eye disease, including:
Dry eyes come with several symptoms, including:
No matter your dry eye cause or symptoms, our team at Golden Triangle Optometry Center is dedicated to providing you with effective relief through a personalized treatment plan. If you suffer from the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eyes, please reach out to us today and book your appointment.