Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome is a very common problem, caused by the failure of tears to adequately lubricate the eyes. In many cases, the problem is situational, caused by such factors as staring too long at electronic devices, staying in an air-conditioned room, or being outdoors on a windy day. But many people have chronic dry eyes, which can be caused by the natural aging process (especially menopause), various diseases, medication side effects, or the inability of eyelids to close completely. In most cases, dry eye syndrome can be well-managed. In my practice, I first have my patients complete a questionnaire to help me advise them on the treatment approach that’s most likely to provide relief. If you’re experiencing a burning sensation in your eyes, you may have dry eye syndrome and you should be evaluated. To schedule an appointment, call 860-763-4733.