Dry eyes have become a common problem that affects people of all ages. Computer work, contact lens wear and medications are just a few of the situations that can contribute to dry eyes. At Romeau Eye Associates, we can provide treatment for dry eye problems to help your eyes stay comfortable throughout the day.
Dry eye syndrome is a condition in which the eyes fail to produce sufficient tears to moisturize the surface, or they produce poor quality tears that do not do their job well. The result can be a variety of symptoms that cause discomfort and other issues.
Dry eyes can cause itching of the eyes, a burning sensation, eye fatigue, a “heavy” feeling the eyes or blurring of vision. The eyes may be red and irritated, or you may be more sensitive to sunlight. Many people report a feeling of having something in the eyes that is actually caused by the dryness. Smoking, aging and some medications can also cause dryness.
Your annual visits to the eye doctor can help to detect problems in the early stages, so you can avoid problems such as dry eye syndrome before they become a significant issue. Your West New York eye doctor can ensure proper vision and contact lens fit, find problems with poor moisture production and detect changes in eye structures. Your optometrist in West New York can also advise you on maintaining proper moisture in the eyes to help you see clearly and comfortably for daily work tasks.
Dry eye problems can range from minor to severe, and a variety of treatments are available, depending on your needs. Over-the-counter eye drops to add moisture to the eyes is the first line of defense. However, if the condition worsens, your eye doctor may suggest punctual plugs, which decrease drainage of moisture from the eyes. These are tiny devices that are placed in the eyes to hold moisture on the eye surface.
Dr. Romeu and Dr. Gurdak use their extensive training in optometry to provide superior eye care for their patients in West New York, NJ and nearby communities. We offer a broad range of services, including examinations, contact lens fitting, designer eyewear, vision therapy, as well as pre- and post-LASIK surgery consultation. Call Dr. Romeu Eye Associates today at 201-868-3603 for an appointment to learn about the options for treatment of dry eye problems.