Dry eyes is an irritating condition that often goes well beyond uncomfortable dryness. It often causes red eyes, burning, and even pain. If you’re struggling with dry eyes, trust the expert team led by Sylwia Szewczyk, OD, and Joanna Luty, OD, at Ideal Family Eye Care, LTD Sylwia Szewczyk, OD & Associates in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Chicago for the latest and most effective solutions. Book your appointment online or by phone today.
Dry eye syndrome, or dry eyes, is a condition that develops when you don’t produce enough tears. This leaves you with insufficient tear film and poor eye lubrication. This common condition impacts millions of men and women today.
Dry eyes can cause more problems than just dryness. Other symptoms can include:
If you don’t get prompt treatment, dry eyes can sometimes become so severe that you experience blurry vision or even double vision.
Dry eyes can develop for a number of reasons, including:
Dry eyes can also be connected to a Demodex mite infestation in your eyelids. No matter why you have dry eye symptoms, your Ideal Family Eye Care doctor is here to prescribe a treatment that works.
Treatment of your dry eyes largely depends on the cause and on your symptoms. Your Ideal Family Eye Care eye doctor creates custom treatment solutions for you, which can include one or more of the following:
If your dry eyes don’t respond to any of the noninvasive treatment options, you may eventually need a laser procedure to close your tear ducts permanently. Most patients who suffer from dry eyes get excellent symptom relief with noninvasive treatments. As long as you’re committed to the treatment plan, you can get relief for dry eyes, red eyes, and other frustrating symptoms fast.
Use the online scheduler or call the expert eye care team at Ideal Family Eye Care for help with dry eyes today.