Dry Eye Treatment

Dry Eye is a disease that millions of people suffer from. Yet in the majority of cases it goes undiagnosed. Often, this is because sufferers misunderstand the symptoms. Have you experienced any symptoms from the list below?

  • Redness
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Fluctuation in vision
  • Feeling of sand or grit in eye
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Light sensitivity
  • Watery eyes
  • Tired eyes

If you have experienced two or more of these symptoms you may have Dry Eye Disease.

People with these symptoms often assume they are caused by external irritants, or that they are just part of life. In fact, Dry Eye Disease occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or produce poor-quality tears. This can happen for a number of reasons, including aging, hormonal changes in women, side effects of diseases or medications, and other causes.

That's why it's essential you get your tears analyzed by a professional eye doctor. Only an eye doctor can properly diagnose your problem and treat it appropriately.

Your eye doctor will take a small sample of tears from each eye to measure osmolarity. Osmolarity is the accepted standard for diagnosing Dry Eye Disease. The osmolarity test will your doctor a meaningful measurement of the health and stability of your tear film.

Once your osmalarity number is determined a treatment regimen can be tailored for your specific condition.