Dry Eyes

What is dry eye?

Be Eye Wise and understand that dry eye is not normal. Instead, it’s a painful condition that impacts the health of your eyes. Dry eye occurs when the eye no longer creates adequate tears, specifically the water within the tear film. The medical term for this condition is keratoconjunctivitis sicca (ker-uh-toe-kun-junk-tih-VY-tis SIK-uh).

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Dry eye is a very common occurrence with aging, but time is not the only factor that causes dry eye or inadequate tears. Understanding the root cause is a major aspect of a dry eye diagnosis. That’s why Northwest Eye has opened the Dry Eye & Blepharitis Center to provide patients with the tools, time and treatment to properly diagnosis and relieve their dry eye symptoms.

No one needs to live with the pain and discomfort of dry eyes. There are numerous dry eye treatment options available to you. To learn all you can about dry eye, please schedule an appointment with a Northwest Eye Clinic doctor. Because the more you know, the better you see.