While some forms of DED are mild and simply uncomfortable, other types are more severe and can lead to long-term complications. No matter the severity of your DED, we’re here to help. At Lemon Grove Optometry, we provide comprehensive DED diagnosis and innovative treatments that can provide lasting relief.
You may not think much about them, but your tears play an integral part in keeping your eyes healthy and comfortable. When your tears can’t do their job, DED occurs. There are several reasons why your tears may not work correctly:
Tears are created in tiny glands above your eyes, are spread across the surface of your eye every time you blink, then drain into your tear ducts or down your nose.
The tear film is made of 3 distinct layers:
So what causes an issue with your tear production and quality to begin with? Some health conditions, like diabetes, lupus, Sjögren’s syndrome, or thyroid problems, can affect how your eyes produce tears.
Some other factors that can contribute to dry eye disease include:
DED comes with many uncomfortable and irritating symptoms. If you have DED, you may experience any or all of the following symptoms:
There are many treatment options for DED, but the treatment that will work best for your eyes depends on the cause of your DED.
Our optometric team will determine the reason for your DED and then work with you to design a comprehensive treatment plan to bring you relief. At Lemon Grove Optometry, we may offer you:
No matter the cause of your dry eyes, our team at Lemon Grove Optometry is dedicated to providing you with an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. You don’t need to live with your irritating symptoms! If you think you have dry eye disease, please call us today and let us find you long-term relief.