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Dry Eye

Dry eye can cause uncomfortable symptoms like itching or swelling and significantly affect your vision. Along with that, when the condition is not treated on time, it can lead to infections and cause damage to the cornea. At Eye Clinics of Seattle, with locations in Queen Anne, Ballard, and Roosevelt, we provide comprehensive eye exams to learn more about your eye health and treatment to help you see clearly. Before scheduling your appointment, learn about some causes and symptoms of dry eye below:

Dry Eyes

Causes of Dry Eye

Dry eye can be caused by a variety of factors. Some of the most common causes of dry eye include:

•             Environmental factors, such as dust or wind

•             Wearing contact lenses too long

•             Certain medications

•             Smoking

•             Eye injuries

•             Hormonal changes

Symptoms of Dry Eye

If you have dry eye, you may experience that can come and go. Some of these symptoms include the following:

•             Watering eyes

•             Red or irritated eyes

•             Burning sensation

•             Fatigue

•             Feeling as if there is something in your eyes

•             Excessive mucus, especially when you wake up

Treatments for Dry Eye

Dry eyes usually feel itchy and may look red or tired. While certain home remedies can provide relief, you may need treatments that are more advanced. Some treatments that our optometrists may recommend include:

•             Artificial tears

•             Ointments

•             Punctal plugs

•             Prescription eye drops

•             Punctal cautery

What to Expect During an Eye Exam

When you visit us for an eye exam, our optometrists will review your health history. After performing various tests, we can create a custom treatment plan to help you manage your symptoms. The evaluation process may take some time, however, with the appropriate assessment, you can ensure that you’re receiving the necessary care for your specific needs.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

Our optometry team at Eye Clinics of Seattle is dedicated to offering quality eye care services to children and adults alike. If you’ve been experiencing discomfort due to dry eye, we can help determine the cause of your symptoms and offer treatment. Our eye doctors serve the Roosevelt, Ballard, and Queen Anne neighborhoods of WA and look forward to improving your eye health. To schedule an appointment, contact our office at (206) 282-8120 today. When you need an optometrist near me, our team is happy to assist you!

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