Dry eye is a common problem that impacts countless adults. Anyone who has suffered from dry eye knows how it can dramatically impact quality of life. That is why dry eye treatment is so important. Here, the experienced eye doctors at Mack Eye Center discuss how life improves after dry eye treatment.
What Are the Symptoms of Dry Eye?
Dry eye is an uncomfortable condition that can have a variety of symptoms. Perhaps the most surprising symptom of dry eyes is chronic watery eyes. Other common symptoms include the following:
- Redness of the eyes
- Stinging or burning sensation in one or both eyes
- Eye itchiness or irritation
- Eye fatigue
- Blurred vision
- Sensation of having something in the eye
- Inflammation of the eye
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, then you may be suffering from dry eye. The only way to diagnose and treat dry eye is through a comprehensive eye exam.
At Mack Eye Center, we are a leading provider of dry eye treatment in the Hoffman Estates and Chicago areas.
How Is Dry Eye Treated?
There are a number of dry eye treatment options available. The most suitable option depends on the severity of the individual case and its symptoms. At Mack Eye Center we offer the following treatment options:
- Prescription eye drops
- Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy
Prescription eye drops can reduce eye inflammation and help the body produce tears. IPL therapy is a non-surgical, in-office procedure that can treat dry eye caused by malfunctioning meibomian glands. PROKERA reduces inflammation and promotes healing of the eye’s surface. These treatments help improve life for patients in a number of ways.
How Does Life Improve After Dry Eye Treatment?
Dry eye is more than just an inconvenience. It can impact all aspects of life. Comprehensive dry eye treatment offers patients relief from their symptoms. Dry eye treatment also reduces the chance of experiencing other vision and health problems that are associated with dry eye. With the exception of prescription eye drops, the other treatments reduce a patient’s dependence on artificial tears and prescription eye drops. Additionally, patients may experience the following benefits after dry eye treatment:
- Reduced eye fatigue
- Clearer vision
- Less eye irritation
- Less discomfort in dry or windy conditions
- The ability to comfortably work on the computer, read and watch television
Contact Us Today
It’s always best to consult an experienced ophthalmologist or optometrist for dry eye treatment. Contact us today to schedule your eye exam at Mack Eye Center and find out how your life can improve with dry eye treatment.