Hydrate Your Eyes At McCulley Optix Gallery
Tears are far more than just a way to express your feelings. They play a vital role in the health of the eye and your clarity of vision. If you have ever experienced stinging, scratching, or burning sensations, you know how irritating dry eye disease can be.
Millions of Americans suffer from dry eye disease. Relief is available. At McCulley Optix Gallery, we’ll evaluate the causes of your dry eye disease and provide solutions.
Stop suffering from dry eye disease. Book your appointment with Dr. McCulley and Dr. Motacek today.
What Causes Dry Eye Disease?
We take our eyes for granted—until they are uncomfortable! Then it’s hard not to notice them. Dry eye disease can be the result of many different factors, including:
- Age: Many people over the age of 65 experience some symptoms of dry eye disease.
- Environment: Dry, windy, or smoky environments can play a role in dry eye disease.
- Medications: Certain antihistamines, decongestants, and blood pressure medications can lead to reduced tear production.
- Contact Lens Wear: Longtime use of contact lenses can contribute to dry eye disease. It’s just another reason why annual eye exams are recommended for contact lens users.
- Laser Eye Surgery: Recent refractive surgery such as LASIK can cause a decrease in tear production.
Understanding Your Tears
Dry eye happens when your eyes either do not produce enough tears or your tears evaporate too quickly.
If your tears evaporate rapidly, one of the 3 components of your tears may be to blame. Oil, water, and mucus make up tears, and each part has an important role to play in hydrating—and protecting—the eye.
Water hydrates the eye, oil helps prevent the water from evaporating too quickly, and mucus spreads the tears over the entirety of the eye’s surface. A disruption in the balance of these 3 components can lead to dry eye.
If your eyes simply are not producing enough tears as a result of aging, environmental factors, or medications, you may experience dry eye disease symptoms.
Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from dry eye disease:
- Watery eyes
- Stringy discharge
- Foreign body sensation
- Blurred vision
- Gritty, scratchy feeling
Treat Dry Eye Disease Today
Relief for dry eye disease is available. There are a broad range of treatments that we will tailor to your specific circumstances.
Where to Find Us
You can find our practice in the second building of the South Creek Shopping Center, next to Verizon Wireless. You can enter the shopping centre by turning onto 25th Street from 32nd Avenue and turning again on Kirsten Lane South.
Our Address2553 Kirsten Lane South
Fargo, ND 58104
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