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Dry Eye FAQs

Dry Eyes FAQs From Our Sacramento Optometrist

Dry eyes affect millions of people across the U.S. Learn about dry eyes and get answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). Discover the difference in treatment for dry eyes when you trust the eye care team at Arena Eye Care Optometry for your eye health needs.

man rubbing his dry eyesWhat Are Dry Eyes?

Everyone likely experiences dry eyes at some point in their lives. A windy day with dust and allergens blowing around, dry air as the seasons change and certain work environments potentially result in an episode of eyes feeling dry. For many people, dry eyes regularly affect their eyes to the point of needing ongoing care from eye health specialists such as your experienced Sacramento eye care team.

You need tears for healthy eyes. Tears help the surface of your eyes stay smooth, clear and moist. When you do not have a healthy amount of tears, you are at increased risk of dry eyes, leaving you with a feeling of very dry and irritated eyes.

While some people experience minor symptoms, others experience multiple symptoms that potentially lead to complications from dry eyes. 

What Are Some Symptoms Of Dry Eyes?

The National Eye Institute (NEI) explains that individuals with dry eyes sometimes experience burning, redness, pain or feeling that something is in their eyes. Some individuals complain of blurred vision and their eyelids feeling tired or heavy. Some people notice discharge because of their dry eyes.

As confusing as it likely sounds, you also possibly have excess tearing in your eyes. This is because of the irritation you experience with dry eyes. Dry eyes also increase with age, making it important to continue having regular eye exams as you age. Some autoimmune diseases also play a role in dry eyes.

An eye specialist with experience diagnosing and treating dry eyes can determine if you have dry eyes. Dr. Krister L. Holmberg and Dr. Shephali Patel at Arena Eye Care Optometry regularly see patients with dry eyes and have the expertise to diagnose and treat the condition. 

How Are Dry Eyes Treated?

Dry eyes require specialized diagnostic and treatment techniques. You cannot assume your dry eyes will simply go away in a few days. Dry eyes are potentially an indication of chronic inflammation or other conditions needing a professional diagnosis. Our eye care specialists at Arena Eye Care Optometry have the expertise to determine the ideal treatment plan. We focus on your specific treatment needs and create a treatment plan just for you.

Learn More By Calling Arena Eye Care Optometry

If you are one of the many people in the Sacramento area living with dry eyes, contact our specialists for relief of your dry eyes. We also offer exceptional products for our patients experiencing dry eyes. Call us today at (916) 419-8167.

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