Dry Eye in Napa, CA

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What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

If you have diabetes, it is important to establish a relationship with a skilled ophthalmologist. It is just as important to take care of your eye health as it is to meet with your medical doctor when managing your diabetes. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can lead to vision loss. The board-certified ophthalmologists at Eye Specialists of Napa Valley have years of education and experience in working with individuals with diabetes. We are here to help our Napa, American Canyon, and Yountville, CA patients maintain proper eye health. To schedule a consultation or for more information on maintaining your eye health while managing diabetes, feel free to give our office a call today.

What Can I Expect from Dry Eye Syndrome Treatments?

If you have dry eye syndrome, you may experience hazy vision, as well as red, scratchy or stinging eyes. You may also feel like your eyes are heavy and sore or you may develop light sensitivity. Numerous factors can impact the dryness of one’s eyes. Examples include menopause, mobile device use, underlying conditions (like Vitamin A deficiency), and certain prescription medications. The best approach for finding out if you have dry eyes is to have a comprehensive eye exam at Eye Specialists of Napa Valley. In addition to assessing your symptoms, our team will determine any underlying problems contributing to your dry eyes. Your complete eye exam will include measuring the quantity and makeup of the tears you generate as well as a close look at your eyelids, corneas, and conjunctiva. If we do conclude that you have dry eye syndrome, we will design an individualized treatment plan based on the degree of your case. Depending on the overall cause, we could suggest a medication change with the approval of your medical doctor, provide a prescription to reduce eyelid or corneal inflammation, determine medication for tear stimulation, or prescribe inserts for the eye that make your tears last longer.

Relieve Your Dry Eye Today

Dry eye syndrome is not only irritating, but it could also result in a decreased ability to see without treatment. If you are experiencing dry eye symptoms and hoping to get relief, we suggest making an appointment for an exam at Eye Specialists of Napa Valley. Our skilled group of ophthalmologists at our Napa, CA office can diagnose and manage your dry eye syndrome. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today.

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