Dry Eyes

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Dry Eyes services offered in Walnut Creek, CA

Dry eyes are often irritating and can diminish your overall quality of life. If you suffer from dry eyes, simple treatments available at Diablo Eye Associates in Walnut Creek, California, can offer you relief. The ophthalmologists and glaucoma specialists offer dry eye treatment and management to reduce your symptoms, restore eye moisture, and improve overall eye health. To learn more about treatment for dry eyes, book an appointment with the experts at Diablo Eye Associates by phone or online today. 

Dry Eyes Q & A

What are dry eyes?

Almost 30 million Americans report symptoms of dry eyes. As the name implies, dry eyes occur when moisture in your eyes decreases. Symptoms associated with dry eyes include:

  • Burning or stinging sensations
  • Scratchy eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Eye redness or irritation
  • Stringy eye mucus
  • A sensation of having something in your eye
  • Problems with night driving
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Watery eyes

Numerous factors can contribute to dry eyes. Decreased tear production, imbalanced tear composition, and increased tear evaporation play roles.

What are the risk factors for dry eyes?

Anybody can develop dry eyes, but certain factors increase your risk of experiencing this condition. Examples include Sjogren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and genetic factors.

Older age, being a woman, previous eye surgeries, poor dietary habits, and wearing contact lenses can lead to dry eyes. Complications associated with dryness include chronic eye infections and eye surface damage.

How does my provider diagnose dry eyes?

To find out what’s causing dry eyes and develop a treatment plan, your Diablo Eye Associates provider reviews your eye health history, asks about your symptoms, and examines your eyes. 

The Diablo Eye Associates team offers testing to find the root cause of dry eyes. They use this information to personalize a dry eye treatment plan based on your unique needs.

What are my dry eye treatment options?

If dry eyes negatively affect your quality of life, Diablo Eye Associates providers might recommend one of the following dry eye treatment options:

  • Prescription medications
  • Non-prescription medications
  • Eye drops
  • Eye inserts
  • Minor surgical procedures

The Diablo Eye Associates team personalizes each treatment based on your needs and preferences. Your provider can also treat blepharitis or eyelid inflammation and irritation caused by clogged oil glands. The team also boasts cataract and glaucoma-trained surgeons, so complex eye problems can be treated as necessary, most times without referral.

Don’t live with severe or chronic dry eyes when simple treatment options are within reach. Schedule an appointment with Diablo Eye Associates over the phone or online for dry eye relief today.