If your eyes are irritated, or you have problems with blurred vision, you may be suffering from problems from dry eye. At our Fort Wayne Vision Center, our two expert optometrists, Dr. Zubair Khan and Dr. Richard Klaehn, can provide you with comprehensive eye exams which include screening for dry eye syndrome in Fort Wayne.
Whenever you are experiencing any type of vision problem, it is important that you come in to see our optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam. This is because changes to your vision, or irritated eyes, can be symptoms of serious vision problems. However, these symptoms can also simply be allergies or problems with dry eye syndrome in Fort Wayne. Dry eye is a very common eye condition, especially among older adults. It generally can be easily treated with over-the-counter or prescription eye drops, and rarely will call for any type of eye surgery. However, some of the eye symptoms you have with dry eye can also signal other serious eye problems. Additionally, if dry eye is left untreated, it can go on to cause serious eye problems such as permanent damage to the cornea. For these reasons, we always recommend that a patient comes in to see us for a comprehensive eye exam whenever they are experiencing vision disturbance or eye discomfort. Dry eye can be caused by several different things. Generally, when a patient has dry eye, their eyes are not producing enough tears, or the tears that their eyes produce are not of a good enough quality. Our eye doctor can assess the reason for your dry eye problem, and provide you with appropriate treatment for them. Signs of dry eye can be eye redness, excessive eye tearing, eye discomfort, or intermittent or consistent blurriness in one or both eyes. Dry eye can be caused by many different factors which can include medicines you are taking, age, environment, work conditions, seasonal allergies, or other problems.
For an appointment to meet with our optometrist, to be examined for dry eye syndrome in Fort Wayne, contact us today.