Keeping track of any symptoms that you may be experiencing can be important for your overall health. If you notice any new developments or changes, they may be the early signs of an important and pressing issue. Here with our eye doctor Joseph Eng, OD, you can have any eye related symptoms examined and diagnosed. If you are experiencing dryness, irritation, redness or otherwise general eye discomfort, then you may have dry eye syndrome. If this is the case, then you will need Henderson dry eyes treatment.
The symptoms associated with dry eye syndrome are sometimes those associated with eye allergies. This is why it is so important to see your eye doctor to make sure. Usually though, eye allergies can be treated with the help of over the counter allergy medications. If you try such methods and see no result, then you know that you have a different issue that needs dealing with. Dry eye syndrome is not quite what it sounds like. Dry eye syndrome means that your tear ducts are not producing efficient tears and does not mean that you do not have tears at all.
Tears are incredibly important to your overall eye health. They keep your eyeballs moist and they help flush out harmful airborne particles that may damage your optical health or cause irritation. Have you ever noticed that your eyes tear up when you get an eyelash caught in your eye or if you have allergies and are around pollen or mold? Tears are your eyes’ defense mechanism, but when your eyes do not produce sufficient tears that means that your eyes are at risk. Without being able to properly lubricate your eye, you will experience dryness, irritation, grittiness and general discomfort. Your eyes may even be red or discolored as well. If your eyes cannot produce sufficient tears to clear away airborne particles, then allergies may be heightened and your eyes may be at greater risk of damage from objects like eyelashes, small pebbles, dirt, or even your contact lenses. Joseph Eng, OD can provide you with the Henderson dry eye treatment that you need in order to restore your eye health and to protect your eyes on a regular basis.
If you have any of the symptoms listed above, it does not hurt to schedule an appointment with Joseph Eng, OD just to be sure of the cause. If test results show that you have dry eye syndrome, Dr. Eng will then be able to provide you with the comprehensive Henderson dry eye treatment that you need in order to treat the condition.