Castroville Location

(830) 931-2328

San Antonio Location

(210) 225-4141

Dry Eye

Dry Eye

Dry eye occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or those they do produce are not high-quality tears. As a result, you may experience uncomfortable symptoms like itching or blurry vision. At Medina Eye Care in San Antonio and Castroville, TX, we offer a variety of treatments to alleviate your symptoms and improve your eye health.

Dry Eye

What Causes Dry Eye?

Tears are made up of oil, water, and mucus. When you blink, you spread those components to moisturize the eye. If the production of any of these three components is affected, it can lead to dry eye. Some common causes of dry eye include:

•           Computer Vision Syndrome

•           Age

•           Dry or windy environments:

•           Contact Lenses

•           Hormonal changes

•           Arthritis

•           Diabetes

Symptoms of Dry Eye

If you have dry eye, you may experience various symptoms. Some of these symptoms include:

•           Red eyes

•           Itchy eyes

•           Feeling like something is in your eye

•           Burning sensations or stinging sensations

•           Sensitivity to light

•           Watery eyes

•           Mucus discharge in or around the eyes

•           Difficulty seeing while driving at night

Treatment for Dry Eye

One of the first steps to treating dry eye is understanding what is causing your discomfort. Often, you can help reduce your symptoms with at-home remedies, such as the following:

•           Using a humidifier

•           Wearing sunglasses when you go outdoors in windy weather

•           Using eye drops to relieve red eyes or itchy eyes

•           Using a warm compress to unclog oil glands.

•           Limiting your digital device use

When home remedies are not as effective, our eye doctor can prescribe medication and eye drops to help. We can also provide eyelid scrubs, intense pulsed light therapy, or eye massages to ease your symptoms.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If dry eye is affecting your daily activities, let our team at Medina Eye Care in San Antonio and Castroville, TX, help. After evaluating your condition, we can recommend the necessary treatment that will provide relief. To schedule your appointment, contact our San Antonio location at (210) 225-4141 or our Castroville office at (830) 931-2328. When you’re seeking for an optometrist near me, we look forward to assisting you!

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