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Washington DC Dry Eye Treatment

Diagnosis and treatment of dry eyes in Washington DC

Washington DC dry eye treatment

Washington DC dry eye treatment

Dry eye is a condition in which the eyes are unable adequately be lubricated or nourished because they either aren’t producing quality tears or aren’t producing enough tears. Dry eye is very common condition has unpleasant symptoms. People with dry eye that is non-responsive to over the counter artificial tears and remedies should see an experienced, professional for Washington DC dry eye treatment.

Dry eye has some very unpleasant symptoms. Some of them include but aren’t limited to: feeling like something in your eye, eye redness, a gritty feeling, and stinging and burning. If you’re suffering with any of these dry eye symptoms you should contact our Metropolitan Optical office, so you can see our expert optometrist for Washington DC dry eye treatment. Dry eye treatment will vary; however, it involves adding tears, conserving tears, increasing tear production and treating the inflammation of the eyelid or the surface of the eyes. In mild cases, store-bought artificial tears might be sufficient to treat dry eye. Artificial tears can be used as frequently as needed. They work by supplementing the natural tear production. However, this is not always enough. If the-counter artificial tears don’t work, it’s important to see an experienced eye doctor like ours at Metropolitan Optical so you can be evaluated and treated. It’s important to get advanced dry eye treated because the condition could cause damage to the front surface of the eyes and could impair vision. Our optometrist at Metropolitan Optical could provide treatments to restore and to maintain the normal amounts of tears in the eyes. The treatments are intended to make the eyes feel more comfortable and to maintain the health of the eyes.

If you’re suffering with dry eye symptoms, don’t wait. Contact our office right now to schedule an appointment with our experienced, professional eye doctor for your Washington DC dry eye treatment.

1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C. 20006
(202) 730-9787

Capitol Hill Dry Eyes

Dry Eyes and Winter weather in Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill dry eyes

Capitol Hill dry eyes

Have your eyes become scratchy and irritated, and has your vision become intermittently blurred? If so, you will want to visit us at Metropolitan Optical where our top-notch optometrist, Dr. Saba Ayalew, can determine whether or not the symptoms are being caused by Capitol Hill dry eyes.

Many patients come to see us with these vision symptoms, particularly in the winter when dry eye symptoms can become more bothersome than usual. This is because the dry winter weather can either aggravate current dry eye symptoms, or even cause patients to suffer with dry eye for the first time. Dry eye is a condition when the eyes do not manufacture enough tears to lubricate and nourish the eyes, or the tears that are being created are not of a good enough quality. Many older adults suffer with this vision problem. People who work in certain environmental conditions, or who take certain medications can also be more prone to developing dry eye. Moreover, dry eye can become extremely troublesome in the winter. The cold winter weather is very dry and can greatly aggravate symptoms. Cold winter winds can quickly dry your eyes when you are outside. It is recommended that you wear wraparound sunglasses to protect your eyes from the cold breezes whenever you are outside. Indoors, the situation is also bad for dry eye sufferers. This is because many buildings and homes have forced air heating systems which dry out the air even more. Our eye doctor will let you know whether or not you are suffering with Capitol Hill dry eyes, and possibly prescribe eye drops which will keep your eyes well-lubricated and comfortable. Dry eye in itself is not a serious condition, but if left untreated it can cause permanent damage to the cornea.

For an appointment to see our eye doctor regarding diagnosis and treatment for your Capitol Hill dry eyes, contact us today.

1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C. 20006
(202) 730-9787