What Is Dry Eye Syndrome? (DES)
Dry eye syndrome (DES) occurs when tear production and drainage are not in balance. People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears or their tears are of poor quality. The result? Unpleasant symptoms, including itching, burning, redness, watery eyes, excessive tearing—and even eye pain.
Dry eyes can also increase your risk for more serious eye problems like corneal ulcers.
Dr. Nicholas Belill can diagnose the cause of your dry eyes and provide long lasting soothing relief.
How Do I Know If I Have Dry Eye Syndrome?
Do any of these symptoms seem familiar?
If so, you may have dry eye syndrome. Take our dry eye quiz to find out!
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How Do I Prevent Dry Eye Symptoms?
Many factors including allergies, hormonal imbalance and the weather can cause dry eye symptoms such as dry, red, itchy and gritty-feeling eyes. Here are some tips to prevent these symptoms, but if these are not successful you may need a comprehensive dry eye exam and treatment;
Looking For Relief From Dry Eye? Here's How!
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Our dry eye treatment team is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye syndrome. Dr. Nicholas Belill will assess the cause of your dry eyes, and find the perfect solution to address your specific needs.
From eye drops to in-office treatments, our optometrists have what it takes to make sure your eyes feel great. Pop on in and feel the difference for yourself!
Causes Of Dry Eye
Tears evaporate too quickly without an oil layer.
Women have dry eye syndrome more often.
Those over 50 are at increased risk.
Windy, dry environments can cause symptoms.
Medications, like antidepressants, can also cause dry eyes.
Some diseases may dry out your eyes.