At Aucello EyeCare Center, our doctors in Newington and South Windsor specialize in dry eye treatment. If you’re suffering from dry, irritated eyes, schedule an appointment with our experienced eye care team today.
What is Dry Eye Syndrome & What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome?
So, what is dry eye syndrome and what causes dry eye syndrome? Dry eye syndrome refers to a condition where the tear ducts in the eyes do not produce enough lubrication to keep the eyes properly moisturized. This can be caused by a number of factors ranging from genetics to environmental conditions (such as being exposed to dry air or cigarette smoke). The most common symptoms of dry eye condition are:
- red, irritated eyes
- blurry vision caused by eye irritation
- watery and/or itchy eyes
Tips for Preventing and Treating Dry Eye Syndrome
In some cases, dry eyes can be avoided. For example, if environmental factors like cigarette smoke exposure or dry air are contributing to your symptoms, consider using a humidifier to increase moisture levels in the air at your home or office. If you’re a smoker, consider this yet another reason to try quitting. In some cases, treating dry eye syndrome will require help from an eye care professional. At Aucello EyeCare Center, we provide dry eye treatment that will help you find relief. We offer medicated eye drops that can help supplement your body’s natural tear production, keeping eyes properly moisturized throughout the day. If contact lenses are causing irritated eyes, then dry eye treatment may be as simple as changing your contact lens type or brand. Our eye doctors in Newington and South Windsor can make the right recommendation for you.
If you’re suffering from eye irritation, itchy eyes, or blurry vision caused by dry eye syndrome, schedule an appointment with our optometrists in South Windsor and Newington today. You can reach our team at Aucello EyeCare Center by calling either one of our offices to find out more about dry eye treatment and set up your appointment.