Have you ever worn your contact lenses longer than recommended or rinsed them with water? Those and other shortcuts can compromise your vision and increase your risk of dangerous eye infections. F ...View Article
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Normally your healthy eyes are bathed in tears; they nourish and lubricate the cornea - the front of your eye. In addition to lubricating the eye, tears wash away any foreign matter and reduce the risk of infection and corneal damage. Each blink spreads cleansing tears across the eye surface, then excess tears flow into tear ducts in the eyelid corners, and drain into the back of the nose.
However, dry eye develops when your tear production and tear drainage are no longer in balance. Either the quality of tears you produce is poor, or you are no longer producing enough tears at all. For dry eye treatment, get in touch with our eye doctor in Tupelo.
Many people who suffer from dry eye complain of an uncomfortable, gritty feeling in the eyes. They feel like there is a foreign body present- and they rub the eye. Unfortunately, rubbing irritates the eye even more, which makes it redden and become more uncomfortable.
Our optometrist in Tupelo, MS will perform a comprehensive eye examination. This examination will include:
Once Dr. Britt has determined the cause and extent of your dry eye, he will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique case. The goal is to reduce your discomfort, improve your tear production and protect your eyesight.
Dry Eye Syndrome can affect every aspect of your life; making it difficult to drive, work, (particularly if you work on a computer), and enjoy recreational activities and sports.
If you think you may have Dry Eye, contact L.P.Britt PA Family Optometry in Tupelo, MS for an appointment today. Call us at 662-844-3436, our team is here to help.