Common symptoms of dry eye include redness, dryness, grittiness, soreness, irritation, burning, itching, fluctuation in vision, light sensitivity, watery and tired eyes. These symptoms can hinder people’s daily activities such as reading, using the computer, wearing contact lenses and being outdoors on windy days. Many dry eye patients complain those symptoms worsen throughout the day. People with these symptoms often assume they are caused by external irritants, or they are just a part of life. In face, Dry Eye Disease occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or produce poor-quality tears. This can happen for a number of reasons, including, aging, hormonal changes in women, side effects of diseases or medications, and other causes.
That’s why it is essential to get your tears analyzed. Only an eye doctor can properly diagnose your problem and treat it appropriately. Now, thanks to breakthrough technology from TearLab, patients can be tested in office and get the most accurate and meaningful measurement of the health and stability of your tears; it helps determine how dry they truly are.
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