What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Most people experience dry, itchy eyes now and again, but when it lasts for more than a few days or occurs frequently, it may be dry eye syndrome. This common condition is caused by either a lack of tears or unbalanced tear components, often caused by medical conditions, certain medications, or lifestyle factors. Human tears are vital to the overall health of the eyes; therefore, if they are unbalanced, it can lead to extreme irritation of the eyes and blurry eyesight. Once this underlying condition is discovered and managed, its symptoms can be drastically reduced.
Our Heart of America Eye Care team provides some welcome solutions for individuals in Kansas and Missouri suffering from dry eye syndrome. We will conduct a complete eye exam to correctly identify your dry eye symptoms and confirm whether you have an underlying illness. To learn more about treatments for dry eye syndrome, contact one of our locations in Overland Park or Shawnee Mission, KS, or Belton, MO to arrange your initial visit.
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How Is Dry Eye Treated?
The underlying issue causing your dry eyes will determine your dry eye treatment. We can determine which treatment is best for your particular needs after a comprehensive exam and medical history review. Many people with minor cases of dry eye can lessen their discomfort with prescription or drugstore eye drops. These solutions can help increase your actual tears. If your dry eye syndrome is more extreme, we may suggest alternate treatment options such as LipiFlow®, an in-office therapy designed to increase your natural production of lipids (oils needed to create tears).
Relieve Your Dry Eye Today
Dry eyes can be irritating and itchy, but they can also result in blurred vision if left untreated. If you have been struggling with dry eye symptoms and attempting to get relief from nonprescription solutions, arrange a dry eye exam at Heart of America Eye Care Our team can diagnose and treat the different categories of dry eye syndrome. Contact one of our locations in Shawnee Mission or Overland Park, KS, or Belton, MO today.