If scratchy, dry eyes and blurry vision are keeping you from enjoying the activities you love, perhaps it’s time to explore your treatment options at a practice dedicated to optimal eye care. Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates in Beverly Hills, California, offers the latest treatment options for dry eye. Find out more by calling or scheduling an online consultation today.
Dry eye is a common eye condition, affecting more than 10 million people in the United States. With dry eye, your tear ducts don’t make enough tears to lubricate and nourish your eyes. Your eyes feel dry, scratchy, gritty, burning, or uncomfortable. Your eyes might water excessively or you might feel like something is in your eye.
Tears are essential for good eye health, reducing your risk of eye infection, keeping your eyes free of dust and debris, and providing clear vision. But when your eyes are dry, your vision may be worse than normal.
Your optometrist at Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates performs a medical evaluation to help determine which dry eye treatment is right for you. The team will assess the quality and quantity of the tears you’re currently producing.
They also may:
Your optometrist also will take note of any medications, medical issues, or environmental factors that might be related to your condition.
You may be able to improve your condition by blinking frequently, increasing the humidity at your home and office, drinking plenty of water, and wearing sunglasses outdoors to protect your eyes from sun and wind.
Because dry eyes are a chronic condition, the practitioners at Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates may suggest using over-the-counter eye drops to keep your eyes lubricated and clear. If eye drops aren’t helping, they may recommend other options, including:
If you’d like the comfort of clear, irritation-free vision, call or schedule a consultation today with the skilled optometrists at Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates.
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