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Dry Eye Treatment
Dry eyes typically occur if you do not produce enough tears or your tears are of poor quality. The basic problem comes from an imbalance between tear production and drainage. In some cases, tears evaporate too quickly to properly moisturize the eye. Since the eye needs sufficient tears to remain healthy and comfortable, and produce clear vision, dry eyes require treatment from your optometrist in Amarillo, TX.
Glands in and around your eyelids product tears with 3 main components: lipids (oil), mucus and water. The oil layer of the tears helps delay water evaporation, and the mucus layer allows even spreading of tear moisture over the cornea (the eye surface) each time you blink. Most commonly, dry eye syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis sicca or KCS), is the result of insufficient water in the tears. Tear lubrication helps to:
Once their purpose is served, excess tears drain through tear ducts at the inner corners of your eyes and down through the back of your nose.
If you experience these symptoms, see our optometrist near Amarillo TX for an eye exam:
See our optometrist near Amarillo to determine which treatments are best for your dry eyes:
If you’re troubled by symptoms of dry eye, get treatment immediately to help prevent complications, avoid eye damage and maintain the clearest possible vision. To learn more or make an appointment with our Amarillo eye doctor at Balfour Optical, contact us at 806-355-4407 today.