Dry Eye Syndrome is a condition which occurs when there is insufficient tear production to adequately lubricate the surface of the eye. Common symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome include:
- Eye irritation
- Burning or stinging
- Dry or itchy eyes
- Blurry or fluctuating vision
- Pain in the eyes
Several things can cause ocular dryness and can occur both with and without contact lens use. Dry eyes typically become more problematic with age; it is often associated with hormonal changes which occur during menopause. However, dry eye syndrome can also be a side effect of commonly used medications including antidepressants, antihistamines and the birth control pill. Additionally, specific medical conditions and/or environmental factors can contribute to dry eye symptoms.
For many people dry eye syndrome can be a chronic, troublesome experience which should be treated to reduce discomfort and prevent long term effects.
At Yonge & College Optometry we conduct a detailed ocular health assessment and reach a diagnosis and treatment approach for each individual patient with dry eye syndrome. We make sure we are recommending the best short term and long term care in order to provide maximal comfort for each patient.
Book an appointment with one of our optometrists today and let us help with your dry eye syndrome.