Symptoms of dry eye include eye fatigue, scratchiness, burning, watering, and feeling like there is something ‘stuck’ in the eye. Usually, the symptoms come and go, but for some people, they are there all the time. Dry eye can also cause you to feel like there is a film over the vision.
Causes of dry eye include age, eyelid inflammation, autoimmune disease, skin conditions, and exposure to wind. Heavy use of computer, phone, and tablet screens also makes dry eye worse.
Severe dry eye can lead to permanent scarring of the cornea, the clear window on the front of the eye.
At Eye Specialists of Georgia, we customize the treatment of dry eye depending on your needs and what we see on your eye exam. Contact us today to schedule a dry eye evaluation.