Dry Eye Treatment & Diagnosis
If you are struggling with dry eye, do not wait to get help. We offer comprehensive dry eye treatment and care in Murfreesboro to help you find relief.
Dry eye syndrome may seem like a minor inconvenience, but for many people it can have a significant negative impact on your quality of life. At Integrity Eye Care, we have a thorough understanding of the causes of dry eye and can customize a treatment plan for your eyes.
What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Dry eye syndrome is a chronic condition when your tears are not sufficient to keep the front surface of the eye lubricated properly. When your eyes are unable to produce optimal tear quantity or quality to keep them moisturized, dry eye occurs.
Tears help moisturize your eyes, protect against infection, and assist in the healing of wounds, so the proper production and drainage of tears is an important piece of maintaining optimal eye health. Because dry eye is a common condition in which the symptoms can mimic those of other issues like eye allergies, it can be frequently under-diagnosed.
What Are the Symptoms of Dry Eye?
If you are experiencing the following symptoms, you may have dry eye syndrome:
- Burning, stinging, or itching eyes
- A scratchy or sandy feeling in your eyes
- Eye pain or redness
- Increased light sensitivity
- Stringy mucus or discharge from your eyes
Symptoms may be aggravated by activities like driving, reading, computer use, or watching television, as you blink less often at these times. When your eyes are not properly lubricated due to less tear volume, they are more likely to dry out.
How Is Dry Eye Treated?
At Integrity Eye Care in Murfreesboro, we are trained in diagnosing and treating dry eye syndrome. Through the evaluation and tests performed at a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor can gather the information needed to determine if you may have dry eye. If a diagnosis is made, your doctor will work with you to put a treatment plan in place tailored to your unique eye health needs.
Every individual is different and dry eye syndrome can vary in severity from person to person. Integrity Eye Care offers many safe and effective treatment solutions for dry eye syndrome. These can include eye drops, lifestyle adjustments, and other strategies designed not just to treat your symptoms, but to address the source of the issue, making your treatment more sustainable and allowing you to live a comfortable, high-quality life.
If you think you may be experiencing dry eye syndrome, contact our office to schedule an eye exam and begin your journey to dry eye treatment today.