If your vision has become intermittently blurred, and your eyes often feel dry and irritated, you may be suffering with dry eyes. At our vision practice, Park Professional Eyecare, our expert optometrist, Dr. Ralph Paternoster, can provide you with treatment for Morris Park dry eyes.
Dry eye syndrome is a very common vision problem, especially in patients over the age of 60. There are different reasons why a patient may suffer with Morris Park dry eyes. Sometimes it is caused by hormonal changes which naturally occur as you age. Other times, dry eye can be caused by allergies, or by medicines that you are taking, or even by certain environmental conditions. When a patient has dry eyes, their eyes often feel irritated and scratchy. Sometimes, vision can even be affected, as the patient may have intermittently blurred vision. Our eye doctor can diagnose whether or not you have dry eye syndrome when you come in for a comprehensive eye exam. When a patient has dry eyes, they either do not produce a good quality of tears so that their eyes can remain healthy, or the quantity of tears being produced is not sufficient. There are different types of treatment for dry eye. In most mild-to-moderate cases of dry eye, patients can be treated with medicated eye drops. In more serious cases of dry eye, it may be recommended that you have tiny plugs inserted into your tear ducts; these plugs will help to keep tears in the eyes longer. There is even an operation that can be performed that will permanently close your tear ducts, solving your dry eye problem. Dry eye in itself is not a serious condition and can be easily treated. However, if a patient has dry eye, and they do not have the problem addressed, the dry eye syndrome may end up permanently damaging the cornea due to repeated irritation.
For an appointment to be seen by our eye doctor for diagnosis and treatment of your Morris Park dry eyes, contact us today.