Dry Eye Treatment
Dry eye is a medical condition of the eyes in which your eyes do not produce enough tears, or your tears evaporate too quickly. If you have or think you may have dry eye, Dr. Vu can examine you to help find the best solution for your individual eyes. Natural tears lubricate the eye, providing a clear and smooth surface that protects the eyes. When there are insufficient tears present, your eyes are susceptible to scratches and infections. In addition, foreign matter such as dust cannot get washed away without tear flow. In many cases, a lack of tears results in blurry and cloudy vision. Patients with dry eyes will notice that their vision improves temporarily after blinking multiple times. This is due to the fact that with each blink, tears are spread over the surface of the eye, resulting in a smooth surface that provides clearer vision. People who spend multiple hours focusing their eyes on a computer screen for example, are at a greater risk for developing dry eye. It is important to remember to blink often and take short breaks to look away from the monitor.
Remedies for Dry Eye
There are a number of treatment options available for dry eyes. If you have dryness, grittiness, or foreign body sensation, a simple solution may be using artificial tears to lubricate your eyes. However, for some patients, lubrication is not enough, and they will require further treatment. If this is the case, Dr. Vu will evaluate the condition and prescribe the necessary medications and treatments to help your eyes. You should discuss your symptoms and needs with Dr. Vu so that she can recommend the best treatment option for your eyes.