dry eyes

Dry eyes are an uncomfortable condition that our optometrist can help with. At Modern Eyes Optometry in Carlsbad, we understand how dry eyes can affect your quality of life. We want to help you find relief from your symptoms and get back to enjoying your everyday activities. There are many different causes of dry eyes, but some are more common than others. Here are the top five causes of dry eye, according to Dr. Wang:

What Causes Dry Eye?

Environmental Factors - Did you know that dry eye syndrome is common in people who live in dry, dusty, or windy climates? If you live in an area with a lot of pollen, this can also be a trigger for dry eye symptoms.

Poor Diet - A diet that is low in omega-3 fatty acids can contribute to dry eyes. These essential nutrients help keep the tear film healthy. If you aren't getting enough omega-3s in your diet, consider supplements or foods that are rich in these nutrients such as salmon, flaxseed, and chia.

Too much screen time - If you spend a lot of time on a computer, you have an increased risk of getting dry eyes. Remember to blink often and take a five-minute break at least every hour.

Certain medications - Some medications, such as antihistamines, decongestants, and blood pressure medications can cause dry eyes. If you are taking any of these medications and have dry eye symptoms, talk to your doctor about alternatives.

Hormonal changes - Women who are going through menopause are at an increased risk for dry eyes due to hormonal changes.

Dry Eye Treatment

Our optometrist can provide effective treatment for dry eye syndrome. These treatments can include ointments, eye drops, and supplements. We will also make recommendations for lifestyle changes that can help reduce your symptoms. If you are suffering from dry eyes, call us today to schedule an appointment.

Schedule An Appointment at Modern Eyes Optometry in Carlsbad, CA

We hope this information has helped you to better understand the causes of dry eye. If you have questions or would like to learn more about our eye care services, call our team today at (760) 678-0008 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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