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. Colette Whiting and Dr. Sandra Gillis-Kennedy can diagnose the cause of your dry eyes and provide long lasting soothing relief.
How to Know If You Have Dry Eye Syndrome
Do any of these symptoms seem familiar?
How Do I Prevent Dry Eye Symptoms?
Suffering from dry eye disease not only diminishes your quality of life but also makes daily activities such as reading, doing sports, or driving, a real struggle. Get to the root of your dry eyes by contacting us for a full diagnosis and a treatment plan that’s right for you. In the meanwhile, here are a few things you can do to help temporarily relieve dry eye symptoms.
Want Relief From Dry Eye?
Request an appointment online or give us a call. We offer convenient hours so that you can choose a time that works well with your schedule.
Our dry eye treatment team is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye syndrome. Dr. Colette Whiting and Dr. Sandra Gillis-Kennedy 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!
Dry Eye Causes
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.