Dry Eyes

Professional Contact Lens and Optical Clinic

Optometrists located in Farmington Hills, MI

Dry eyes are often irritating and can diminish your overall quality of life. If you suffer from dry eyes, simple treatments available at Professional Contact Lens and Optical Clinic in Farmington Hills, Michigan, can offer you relief. Tiffany Zair-Yalda, OD, and her experienced optometric team offer dry eye treatment and management to reduce your symptoms, restore eye moisture, and improve overall eye health. To learn more about treatment for dry eyes, book an appointment with the experts at Professional Contact Lens and Optical Clinic by phone or online today.

Dry Eyes Q & A

What are dry eyes?

Almost 30 million Americans report symptoms of dry eyes. As the name implies, dry eyes occur when moisture in your eyes decreases. Symptoms associated with dry eyes include:

  • Burning or stinging sensations
  • Scratchy eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Eye redness or irritation
  • Stringy eye mucus
  • A sensation of having something in your eye
  • Problems with night driving
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Watery eyes

Numerous factors can contribute to dry eyes. Decreased tear production, imbalanced tear composition, and increased tear evaporation play roles.

What are the risk factors for dry eyes?

Anybody can develop dry eyes, but certain factors increase your risk of experiencing this condition. Examples include Sjogren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and genetic factors.

Older age, being a woman, previous eye surgeries, poor dietary habits, and wearing contact lenses can lead to dry eyes. Complications associated with dryness include chronic eye infections and eye surface damage.

How does my provider diagnose dry eyes?

To find out what’s causing dry eyes and develop a treatment plan, your Professional Contact Lens and Optical Clinic provider reviews your eye health history, asks about your symptoms, and examines your eyes. 

The Professional Contact Lens and Optical Clinic team offers TearLab® osmolarity testing to find the root cause of dry eyes. TearLab uses laboratory instruments that collect eye fluid and measure the saltiness of your tears. They use this information to personalize a dry eye treatment plan based on your unique needs.

What are my dry eye treatment options?

If dry eyes negatively affect your quality of life, Professional Contact Lens and Optical Clinic providers might recommend one of the following dry eye treatment options:

  • Prescription medications
  • Non-prescription medications
  • Eye drops
  • Eye inserts

The team at Professional Contact Lens and Optical Clinic personalizes each treatment based on your needs and preferences. They also offer samples of artificial tears eye drops for you to try and take home with you.

Don’t live with severe or chronic dry eyes when simple treatment options are within reach. Schedule an appointment with Professional Contact Lens and Optical Clinic over the phone or online for dry eye relief today.