Dry Eye

                                                                        Understanding Dry Eyes: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Dry eyes occur when your eyes do not produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly. This can lead to discomfort, irritation, and even potential damage to the surface of the eye. At King’s Eye Care, we understand the impact that dry eyes can have on your daily life, which is why we provide comprehensive information and effective treatment options to help you find relief.


Age: As we get older, tear production decreases, making older adults more prone to dry eyes.

Environmental factors: Dry or windy climates, smoke, and air conditioning can all contribute to dry eyes.

Digital screen use: Extended periods of time spent staring at screens can reduce blinking, leading to dry eyes.

Medical conditions: Conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroid disorders can increase the risk of dry eyes.

Medications: Certain medications, including antihistamines, decongestants, and antidepressants, can reduce tear production.

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Stinging or burning sensation in the eyes


Sensitivity to light 

Blurred vision

Eye fatigue

Stringy mucus in or around the eyes

Difficulty wearing contact lenses

Treatment Options:

Artificial tears: Over-the-counter eye drops can help lubricate the eyes and relieve dryness.

Prescription eye drops: In some cases, prescription eye drops may be necessary to increase tear production or reduce inflammation.

Lifestyle changes: Taking breaks from screen time, using a humidifier, and wearing sunglasses outdoors can help alleviate symptoms.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy: IPL treatment targets the root cause of dry eyes by addressing inflammation in the meibomian glands, which are responsible for producing the oily layer of tears.

At King’s Eye Care, our team of experienced eye care professionals is dedicated to helping you manage and alleviate dry eye symptoms. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward relief.

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