Dry Eye

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If you are one of the estimated 30 million Americans who suffer from dry eyes, you realize how uncomfortable and frustrating it can be. But what do you do about it? At Advanced Family Eye Care in Torrance, we provide our patients with the best possible information about their condition so they can make informed decisions about their treatment. Let’s look at some of the causes and symptoms of dry eyes, as well as the various treatment options available.

Causes of Dry Eye

One of the most common reasons for dry eye is aging. As we get older, we have decreased tear production. It can also be caused by certain medications you take, such as antihistamines, decongestants, blood pressure medication, and birth control pills. Dry eye can also be the result of an autoimmune disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and Sjogren's syndrome. Environmental factors also come into play, such as a dry climate and working in front of a computer all day.

Symptoms

There are an array of symptoms that can contribute to dry eyes. You may experience any of the following: stinging sensations, increased light sensitivity, redness in the eyes, blurry vision, and eye fatigue. These symptoms can increase or fade, or they can be chronic. No matter how often you experience them, though, they can be quite bothersome. Dry eye can make daily life unbearable unless you get help from an eye doctor.

Preventing Dry Eyes

If you have a job that requires you to be on a computer most of the day, take breaks as often as you can. Also, consider adding moisture to the air with a humidifier. Another preventative measure you can take to keep your eyes safe is wearing properly-fitting sunglasses that provide adequate UV protection when you are outside.

Treatment

Dry eyes, although a discomfort, can be treated with the help of our optometrists. Dry eye treatment can include artificial tears, ointments, and even surgery in more severe cases. If you suffer from dry eyes, call us today to get a treatment plan that is right for you. Without treatment, you may experience complications as well, such as corneal ulcers, inflammation, and even vision loss. Don't ignore the symptoms we have mentioned and always see an optometrist, even if you believe your condition is mild.

Make an Appointment with Advanced Family Eye Care in Torrance, CA

Dry eyes can make day-to-day activities difficult, but you don't have to suffer any longer. Our optometrists in Torrance will help you find relief from your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Call our team today at (310) 373-9993 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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Torrance Office

Monday

09:30 am - 05:30 pm

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch

Tuesday

09:30 am - 05:30 pm

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch

Wednesday

09:30 am - 05:30 pm

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch

*Every 3rd and 4th Wednesday: 02:00pm - 5:30 pm

Thursday

09:30 am - 06:00 pm

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch

Friday

09:30 am - 05:30 pm

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch

Saturday

09:30 am - 01:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Torrance Office

Monday
09:30 am - 05:30 pm 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
Tuesday
09:30 am - 05:30 pm 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
Wednesday
09:30 am - 05:30 pm 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch *Every 3rd and 4th Wednesday: 02:00pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday
09:30 am - 06:00 pm 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
Friday
09:30 am - 05:30 pm 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
Saturday
09:30 am - 01:00 pm
Sunday
Closed