Have you found that you need to put eye drops in your eyes quite frequently to make your contact lenses more comfortable? Are your eyes frequently dry and scratchy, even though you don’t wear contact lenses? Are your eyes constantly irritated, even though you don’t have any eye allergies? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” you may be suffering from dry eye. At Enterprise Optometry Group, our expert and highly-trained optometrists will be able to examine your eyes and determine if you do indeed have dry eye syndrome. If you do, the news is good, as it is easy to get dry eye treatment in Shasta Lake
Dry Eye Treatment in Shasta Lake
At Enterprise Optometry Group our expert optometrists are Dr. Gary Gallagher, and Dr. Mitch Martin. They both provide excellent care to all of our patients at our state-of-the-art eye care practice. We provide a comprehensive list of eye care services including screening and treating patients for dry eye. Dry eye is a common condition in which there is not enough tear activity to lubricate and nourish the eyes, or other eye problems. Dry eye can be caused by: an inadequate amount of tears; a poor quality of tears that evaporate too soon or are not able to spread evenly over the cornea; or tears that drain too quickly from the eyes, before they can sufficiently lubricate and clean the eyes. Our dry eye treatment in Shasta Lake
will be geared specifically toward fixing your individual problem with dry eye. Dry eye is generally very treatable, but should not be allowed to continue or you may risk serious eye irritation.
Dry eye is a common eye condition, and a majority of people over age 65 have some symptoms of dry eye. Women are also more likely to develop dry eye related to hormonal changes. Our doctors will diagnose dry eye using: your medical history; an external evaluation of the eye; close examination of the lids and cornea; and by measurement of the quality and quantity of tears produced. Dry eye treatment in Shasta Lake
may include: over-the-counter artificial tear solutions; blocking the tear ducts to conserve tears; prescribing eye drops that will increase tears; and /or prescribing eye drops to clear up any irritation on the eyelids or cornea. If you would like to meet with one of our optometrists to determine what can be done to help your dry eye problem, contact Enterprise Optometry Group today for an appointment.
Enterprise Optometry Group
3080 Victor Avenue
Redding, California 96002
By Enterprise Optometry Group
June 22, 2015