Diagnosing and Treating Dry Eyes in Las Vegas
If you are not familiar with the symptoms of dry eye, you might believe that you’re tired, sore and itchy eyes are the result of allergies or eye strain, particularly if you work at a computer or spend a lot of time looking at mobile devices. While you may have eye strain, you may also have dry eye, which is caused by insufficient tear production or tears that evaporate too quickly. Our eye doctors at Kopolow & Girisgen Doctors of Optometry in Las Vegas can diagnose and treat dry eye so that you can see comfortably and clearly.
Our Las Vegas Eye Doctors Explain the Symptoms of Dry Eye
Dry eye causes a wide variety of symptoms from feeling like there is sand or grit in your eyes to red eyes. Your eye may even ache or feel heavy and dry.
- Blurry Vision
- Itchy, Burning or Watery Eyes
- Sensitivity to Light
- Tired or Fatigued Eyes
Finding Relief for Your Dry Eye with Our Optometrists
The first step in finding relief for your dry eye is a proper diagnosis by our eye doctors. The exact treatment for your dry eye will depend on the diagnosed cause. Dry eye can be caused by certain medications, chronic diseases, like diabetes and Sjogren's syndrome, and even certain environmental conditions, like working outside in dusty or windy conditions.
If your dry eye is caused by block oil glands in your eyelids, our eye doctors may recommend the use of warm compresses or provide a referral for LipiFlow. Both of these treatments are designed to unblock the oil glands in your eyelids in order to restore normal tear composition. If treating the underlying causes and applying drops and creams fail to provide sufficient relief, your tear ducts can be partially or completely closed. This is accomplished with either silicon plugs, which are removable, or thermal cautery, which is permanent.
Schedule an Appointment with our Las Vegas Optometrists Today!
Our eye doctors at Kopolow & Girisgen Doctors of Optometry are here to help. To make an appointment, contact us at our LensCrafters location at 702-341-7254 or our PearlVision location at 702-452-2020.
What treatments have worked to help alleviate your dry eye symptoms?