Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eyes are marked by an inability to provide adequate moisture and may be due to a lack of tears or poor quality tears. Discomfort, stinging, or burning are possible symptoms of dry eyes and can occur in response to specific stimuli, such as flying in an airplane, riding a bike, sitting in an air-conditioned or heated room, or even staring at a backlit screen for extended periods of time.

Chronic dry eyes signify a more serious problem in which lifestyle changes may not provide lasting relief. Dry eye treatment can be as varied as over-the-counter medicine to a range of procedures, including surgery, closing the tear ducts, wearing a protective lens, or unblocking clogged oil glands.