2330 N Amidon Ave, Wichita, KS 67204

(316) 942-7496

2635 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67213

(316) 942-7496

415 SE Louis Dr, Mulvane, KS 67110

(316) 942-7496

8150 E Douglas Ave Ste 50, Wichita, KS 67206

(316) 942-7496

Wichita Optometry P.A.

(316) 942-7496

Dry Eye

Dry eye can cause uncomfortable symptoms that can make everyday tasks like reading or driving uncomfortable. At Wichita Optometr in Wichita, KS, we provide comprehensive eye exams to learn more about your condition and treatment to relieve any discomfort. Before scheduling your appointment, learn about some causes and symptoms of dry eye:

Dry Eyes

Causes of Dry Eye

Dry eye typically occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough high-quality tears to keep them lubricated. However, it can also happen due to certain illnesses, dry climates, wearing contact lenses, and age.

Dry Eye Symptoms

If you have dry eye, you may exhibit a variety of symptoms. Some of these symptoms include:

•           Eye pain

•           Blurry vision

•           Sensitivity to light

•           Seeing halos around lights

•           Eye discharge

•           Watery eyes

Diagnosing Dry Eyes

When you visit us, we will speak with you about your symptoms and how often they occur. After, we’ll perform tests that asses the volume and quality of your tears. If we confirm that you have dry eye, our optometrists will recommend a treatment plan.

Treatment for Dry Eye

Since dry eyes have different causes and can differ in severity, there are various treatments available. Our eye doctors may suggest the following:

Self-Care: Many people successfully alleviate discomfort from dry eye with self-care, over-the-counter eye drops, and lifestyle changes. Using nonprescription artificial tears or ointments can help provide the necessary moisture to lubricate your eyes. Along with that, it’s important to clean your eyelids, take screen breaks, and avoid wind or smoke. Other treatments may be needed if these steps are not as effective.

Medications: Our optometrists can prescribe eye drops, nasal sprays, and oral medications for relief. Not only that, but small prescription inserts that are placed under the eyelids each morning can also help you feel better. The inserts dissolve slowly during the day and release an eye lubricant.

Contact Lenses: Individuals who experience dry eye from contact lenses can switch to lenses that protect their eyes and trap moisture.

Punctal Plugs and Surgery: Some patients may consider punctal plugs, which are inserted in their tear ducts to keep their tears from draining. Along with that, dry eye can occur due to the physical structure of your eyes. In this case, we may suggest surgery to reshape the eyelids and reduce your discomfort.

Contact us for an Appointment Today!

If you are experiencing any symptoms of dry eye, our team at Wichita Optometry in Wichita, KS, is happy to help. To learn about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, call our office at (316) 942-7496 today. When you’re looking for an optometrist near me, we are ready to assist you!