Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren't able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate for many reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if you don't produce enough tears or if you produce poor-quality tears.
Dry eyes feel uncomfortable. If you have dry eyes, your eyes may sting or burn. You may experience dry eyes in certain situations, such as on an airplane, in an air-conditioned room, while riding a bike or after looking at a computer screen for a few hours.
Treatment: Dr. Sheena Garner will review all history, signs, and symptoms to customize a treatment plan specific to each patient. Treatment modalities could include but aren't limited to:
- artificial tears - Refresh Artificial Tears Coupon
- prescription drops/ointments
- tea tree eyewash
- oral antibiotics
- oral supplements such as Omega 3, flaxseed, etc.
- Bruder mask therapy
- IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy