Suffering from dry eye syndrome can be very uncomfortable and cause significant disruption to a person’s day when struggling with the symptoms. An optometrist can help diagnose and treat this condition through eye drops and ointment recommendations. An eye doctor can also provide contact lenses for people who wear lenses designed to help treat and prevent the eyes from becoming dry.
Dr. Brinegar with us at Brinegar Eye Care, LLC, in Bloomington, IN, is a doctor of optometry offering eye exams and contacts exams to help our patients preserve their eye health.
What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome?
Everything from weather to environment changes to eye health or medications can cause a person to develop dryness in the eyes. Common causes among lens wearers include current contacts, old solutions, improper lens care, and prolonged wear. Other common causes of dryness include medications, damage to the eye, tear gland conditions, hormone changes, and allergies. While wearing contacts and suffering from dry eyes can become irritating and challenging.
What Contact Lenses Can Help?
Our eye doctor may recommend lubricating eye drops if the eyes are not producing enough tears or if medications are the cause, it may be necessary to see a health care provider change medications. Our doctor of optometry may recommend a procedure to place a plug in the drain system of the eyes to help them retain more moisture.
Additionally, contacts wearers may be having issues with their current contacts. We can help determine the cause of the dry eyes, and they may recommend switching to contacts that are rigid, gas-permeable, and allow oxygen to pass to the eye. This can help your eye to maintain the correct level of moisture and a healthy layer of tears in the eyes.
Visit Us for More Information from Our Optometrist
We can help treat all visual and eye health conditions. We can also offer treatment and recommendations for patients who wear contacts to help reduce dry eye symptoms. Dr. Brinegar with us at Brinegar Eye Care, LLC, can help provide treatment for patients in Bloomington, IN, suffering from dryness in the eyes. Call our office at (812) 339-7995 to schedule an exam and see which contacts can help combat your symptoms and help restore your quality of life.
Do not suffer any longer from dry, itchy, and scratchy eyes. We are here to help provide you with the relief you need.