Dry Eye Evaluation and Treatment
Dry eye occurs when you do not produce enough tears, or tears of good enough quality, to lubricate, nourish and protect the eyes. Dry eye can damage delicate eye tissues and impair your vision. If you are not sure of how best to manage your dry eye problem or if the over-the-counter eye drops you are using are not helping your condition, you should schedule an eye exam with Dr. Johnson in Newport Beach to uncover the root cause of your dry eye.
Sometimes you can have intermittent tearing and think your eyes are too watery when actually the underlying cause is insufficient baseline tear production.
Dr. Stephen H. Johnson will examine your eyes, evaluate your tear film and your ocular surface and then recommend treatment options for your unique situation.
Symptoms of Dry Eye
- Watering eyes
- Light sensitivity
- Gritty sensation
- Eye fatigue
- Blurred vision
Typical Causes of Dry Eye
- Environmental conditions such as wind, dust, smoke, computer use
- Contact lenses
- Eyelid conditions
- Hormonal changes, especially in women
- Medical conditions such as arthritis, thyroid problems, diabetes
- Refractive surgery
Treatment for Dry Eye
Dr. Johnson will discuss your personal situation with you. He may recommend one or more of the following dry eye treatments in Newport Beach:
- Prescription eye drops
- Dietary supplements
- Artificial tears
- Punctal plugs to preserve the tears you are making
You don’t have to endure the discomfort of dry eyes. Call 949-760-9007 or Schedule an eye exam today to get your dry eye problem appropriately identified and to begin a treatment program to provide relief.