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.