Dry Eye Syndrome is a condition in which your eyes don’t produce enough tears to properly nourish the eye, or your tear quality is not what it should be to keep the eye properly lubricated.
Dry Eye is a condition the eye doctors at Starbase Optometry are very familiar with. It is quite common with patients as they get older and their bodies are no longer able to produce enough natural tears to keep their eyes coated.
The most common form of dry eyes occurs when the water layer of tears is not sufficient enough. This condition, called keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS).
There are many causes of dry eye some of which include:
- Medical Condition
- Environmental Conditions
Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome can include:
- Irritated Eyes
- Gritty Feeling
- Scratchy Eyes
- Burning Eyes
- Excessive Watering
- Blurred Vision
- Impaired Vision
Treatment for Dry Eye Syndrome can vary depending on the patients needs. At Starbase Optometry in New York City, Dr. Sean Fein and his team are able to evaluate and properly diagnose these symptoms and provide the proper course of action to restore proper eye lubrication to your vision. In many cases treatment consists of over the counter eye drops or prescription strength drops increasing the overall quality of tears and tear production in the patient.