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Find Dry Eye Treatments at Lloydminster’s Violet Eyes Optometry

Have you been suffering from scratchy sensations, stinging, or burning in your eyes? Is it uncomfortable for you to read and look at computer screens? Do your eyelids feel heavy and does your vision seem more blurry than usual? You may be suffering from dry eyes. Our Lloydminster clinic is experienced with treating this eye condition and we encourage you to visit us and let us help you regain comfort. Dry eyes are a common condition that often comes with age, though women seem to be at higher risk. Many factors, from environmental to medical, can cause dry eyes, so it’s important to ask a professional to examine your condition.

Dry Eye Causes

Possible factors that may cause your eyes to be excessively dry include:

  • Age – especially if you are 50+ years old and female
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Windy, dry, or smoky air environments
  • Too much screen time
  • Skin conditions like rosacea and blepharitis
  • Autoimmune disorders, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Other illnesses such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, and vitamin A deficiency
  • Common medications such as antihistamines, antidepressants, birth control pills, decongestants, and high blood pressure medications

Investigating the cause of your dry eyes is key to finding a suitable treatment plan.

Dry Eye Treatments

Thankfully, there are many ways to treat dry eyes. While everyone’s situation is different, here are some simple things your optometrist may recommend:

  • Switching medications
  • Using over-the-counter medications
  • Taking more breaks and engaging in less screen time
  • Reducing contact with second-hand smoke, or smoking cessation if you smoke

There are also medical devices and surgeries that can be done to mitigate dry eyes if it seriously affects your quality of life. If you are experiencing discomfort and think it may be dry eyes, let our Lloydminster clinic know. Our optometrists would be happy to help you!

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