Dry Eye Treatment

Visioncare Associates

B.G. Shily, O.D.

Specialty Contact Lens Practice located in Beverly Hills, CA

Nearly half of adults in the United States experience dry eye symptoms. B.G. Shily, OD, at Visioncare Associates, a specialty contact lens practice, in Beverly Hills, California would like to provide you the highest quality eye care services in a compassionate patient-centered environment and detect and treat dry eyes with the latest state-of-the-art-diagnostic instrumentation. Please, call our office or use the online booking button to schedule a consultation to understand how the latest techniques can help your dry eyes. So, you can see better. See well, be well…

Dry Eye Treatment

What is dry eye?

Dry eye, also known as dry eye syndrome, is a common complaint caused by a lack of eye lubrication. Dry eye may be further characterized depending on the part of the eye affected.

  • Keratitis sicca: dryness and irritation that affects the cornea
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca: dryness that affects the cornea and conjunctiva
  • Dysfunctional tear syndrome: inadequate production of quality tears

With the increased use of electronic devices, dry eyes may be more prevalent than ever before.

What causes dry eyes?

Dry eyes may be caused by a problem with the components of your tears or a problem with tear production. Other possible causes include:

  • Prolonged staring at a computer screen
  • Age
  • Smoking
  • Frequent flying
  • Contact lens use

What are the symptoms of dry eye?

Symptoms of dry eye vary and can be mild to severe. Common symptoms include:

  • Eye irritation
  • Blurred vision
  • Burning sensation
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Red eyes
  • Sore or tired eyes

You may also benefit from the use of artificial tears, as well as a few at-home techniques to help reduce dry eyes, such as:

  • Blinking more frequently
  • Taking breaks from the computer screen
  • Cleaning your eyelids
  • Taking off your eye makeup before you go to bed
  • Wearing sunglasses that block ultraviolet rays
  • Hot compresses
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Scleral contact lens

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