Dry Eye Syndrome in West Palm Beach, FL

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About Dry Eye Syndrome

All of us will experience dry, irritated eyes, but when it lingers for more than a few days or occurs regularly, you might have dry eye syndrome. This common condition happens because of a lack of tears or unbalanced tear components, which may occur because of medical problems, medications, or environmental factors. Human tears are fundamental to the general health of the eyes. That's why, when your tear production is unbalanced, it can cause extreme discomfort to the eyes and blurry vision. An underlying condition typically causes dry eye syndrome, and as soon as we find the underlying problem and treat it, patients can reduce the symptoms of dry eye.

Our West Palm Beach, FL ophthalmologists at Bentz Eye Center provide treatment options for people who experience dry eye syndrome. We perform a complete eye exam to accurately diagnose your condition and confirm whether you have an underlying condition. To hear more about treatments for dry eye syndrome, please get in touch with Bentz Eye Center to schedule your exam.

What to expect from dry eye syndrome

Contrary to how the name sounds, dry eye can often cause an overproduction of tears to compensate for the dryness. The leading cause of dry eye syndrome is the lack of oils within the tears. The generation of tears has three essential components, and patients may experience different types of dry eye syndrome based on which part is malfunctioning. Dry eye syndrome symptoms may include:

  • Hazy vision
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Scratchiness
  • Burning
  • Grittiness
  • Pain when putting in contacts
  • Weak and achy eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Problems driving at night

The best method for determining if you have dry eye is a comprehensive eye exam. Along with your symptoms, we will examine past or current conditions to establish any underlying problems. If you are diagnosed with dry eye syndrome, our eye doctors will provide a treatment plan consisting of prescription medications, or for more severe cases, they may perform punctal occlusion to keep the natural tears in your eye.

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Experiencing the symptoms of dry eye syndrome is not only a serious annoyance, but it can also lead to vision impairment without treatment. If you have been living with dry eye symptoms and hoping to treat them with helpful solutions, please schedule an exam at our West Palm Beach, FL facility. Our great group of ophthalmologists and optometrists at Bentz Eye Center can diagnose and treat the different versions of dry eye syndrome.

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