Hydrate Your Eyes
Having dry eyes can be mildly irritating, or it could have a drastic impact on your life. Symptoms of dry eye may come and go, or they could affect you all the time.
No matter how you experience dry eye, Vision Source Baytown is here to help identify the cause of your dry eye and find a solution that works for you.
How Often Should You Have an Eye Exam?
Symptoms of dry eye can vary from person to person. Factors like age, environment (particularly wind and air-conditioning), and family history can all play a role in dry eye.
Dry eyes may feel like a minor inconvenience, but if the condition isn’t treated, it can damage the surface of your eyes.
Your eyes require healthy tears that provide hydration across the surface of the eyeball. Tears are made up of 3 parts: the oily layer, watery layer, and mucus layer. When the tear film layers are out of balance, it can lead to dry eye symptoms, like:
- Temporarily blurry vision, especially when reading
- Scratchiness or grittiness, feeling like there’s something in your eye
- Red, irritated eyes, especially in windy or smoky conditions
- Extra watery eyes (you may lack oil to keep tears adhered to your eyes)
- A stinging or burning sensation
- Stringy mucus in and around your eyes and eyelids
- Discomfort (mild or severe) when wearing contact lenses
Treatment Options We Offer
The skilled team at Vision Source Baytown will assess the cause of your dry eye and recommend the best treatment for you. At your assessment, your optometrist may recommend changes you can make in your daily life to help promote healthy, hydrated eyes.
We are pleased to offer several different treatments that are designed to relieve your dry eye symptoms at their source.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Lumenis intense pulsed light (IPL) is an innovative treatment that uses warm wavelengths of light to treat the glands in your eyes, stimulating healthier tears. The broad-spectrum light reaches below the skin’s surface and breaks up oils that may be blocking your glands. Your tear film can benefit from a healthy flow of oils to restore balance to the moisture in your eyes.
Prokera Regenerative Line
We offer Prokera, a natural line of regenerative products that are designed to diminish unhealthy redness and swelling and minimize scarring on the eye’s surface. Amniotic membrane tissue offers a wellspring of healing properties, which also promote balanced tears that hydrate your eyes long-term.
Small devices that are inserted into your tear ducts can help prevent tears from exiting your eye’s surface too quickly. Punctal plugs are very small and effective at promoting more bountiful tears that stay on the eye longer, allowing more hydration and reduced dryness.
Promoting Your Healthy Tears
The best way you can promote healthy eyes and vision is with a comprehensive eye examination from our professional optometrists. If you struggle with any dry eye symptoms, we will be happy to assess the health of your eyes and help you find the right solution to resolve your issue.
Not all dry eyes are caused by the same source. Let us help you find your solution. Book your dry eye assessment today.
You can find us at the corner of East Fwy and Garth Road, in the shopping center.