Experiencing dry eyes is sometimes a side effect of seasonal changes, but that is not always the case. If you experience any kind of eye related symptoms such as dryness, itchiness, redness or other forms of irritation it is important that you consult an eye doctor in order to make sure that you know what the exact cause of your symptoms are. In some cases, your condition may be the result of dry eye syndrome. Our East Bronx eye doctor here at Throggs Neck Optical, Dr. Guerrero, can help you when it comes to providing an accurate diagnosis.
Dry eye syndrome is actually more serious than it may sound. This condition does not just
mean that your eyes are dry and irritated, it means that you cannot produce sufficient tears. This should not be confused with the idea that you cannot produce tears at all. Instead, this means that the tears your tear ducts produce cannot efficiently lubricate or protect your eyes. The biological reason for your tears is to keep your eyes lubricated, moist, and to protect them from any airborne particles that make it lodged in your eye or beneath your eyelid. Have you ever noticed that your eyes get all watery and teary if you get an eyelash in your eye? This is your body’s defense against particles that can get stuck in your eye and can damage the eyeball itself. Without the proper tears, you’re eye cannot properly defend itself and your eye may be more susceptible to irritating particles such as pollen or dust, and your eye may be more prone to dangerous occurrences such as corneal tears. You may have dry eye syndrome if your eyes are normally dry, irritated, or even red, which can easily be mistaken for eye allergies. If antihistamines, eye drops and other methods are not successful in keeping your eyes moist then you may need to consult our East Bronx eye doctor here at Throggs Neck Optical to discuss dry eye syndrome symptoms and treatment options.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with dry eye syndrome, please visit Dr. Guerrero, our East Bronx eye doctor, here at Throggs Neck Optical as soon as possible. Even if test results show that you simply have eye allergies, getting the proper treatment may mean that you will be able to control your symptoms or even eliminate them. If you want to learn more about dry eyes syndrome symptoms and treatment call us here at Throggs Neck Optical today.