You use your eyes constantly…make sure that they are performing at their peak!
In today’s world, so much time is spent looking at screens…computers, phones, tablets & televisions…that our eyes are working overtime. Having quality tear film is important to keep both your eyes and your vision in top shape.
Tears are important because they perform four basic functions:
- Protects the eyes & keeps them lubricated
- Washes away irritants & foreign objects
- Reduces the risk of infection in the eyes
- Maintains a smooth, clear surface on the eye to help you see clearly.
Tears form a protective layer that covers the eye with every blink.
This tear film layer makes your eyes feel comfortable. It also improves the clarity of your vision. If you don’t have enough tear film, your eyes can feel dry, scratchy and irritated. Not enough tear film can make your vision blurry.
You can get relief for occasional dry, irritated eyes with artificial tears that can be purchased over the counter. If you are already using artificial tears, and you still are having problems, your condition may be something more.
Think you might be suffering from chronic dry eye?
If you can answer YES to any of these questions, you may be right!
Do your eyes feel gritty or sandy?
Do you often need to close your eyes because they feel sore?
Do you have intermittent blurred vision?
Do you work in a dry, dusty environment?
Do you take medications like antihistamines, birth control pills or diuretics?
Do you have problems wearing contacts lenses due to irritation?
Do your eyes tear a lot?
Our Tear Testing Lab Can Help
If you are having trouble with dryness, schedule an eye exam. Dr. Teller and Dr. Lobaugh can perform tests that not only measure the quantity of your tears, they can evaluate the quality of your tears as well. This special testing protocol will help us to determine the best course of action for you. Let us put you on the right track to feeling comfortable and seeing your best.
Schedule your appointment, click here!