Dry Eyes Treatment


Dry Eye Suite

Dry eye is a common condition in which the eyes do not produce enough tears. In such condition, one should consult an eyes specialist in Mumbai for best dry eyes treatment.

Causes of Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are caused by a lack of adequate tears. Tears are a mixture of water, lipids and mucous. This mixture helps the surface of your eyes smooth and clear to protect your eyes from infection.
Decreased tear production can happen because of:

  • Aging
  • Some medical conditions like Thyroid, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, PCOD, etc
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Post eye surgery like Lasik and Cataract
  • Tear gland damage
Decreased tear production can happen because of:
  • Increased screen time from Smartphones, Computers, Television screens etc
  • Blinking less often when you are concentrating
  • Various eyelid problems like Ectropion or Entropion
  • Increased time in an air conditioned room

Symptoms of Dry Eyes

  • Stinging or burning or scratchy sensation
  • Stringy mucus in your eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Redness
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Difficulty with night driving
  • Blurred vision or eye fatigue

Lifestyle Changes

  • Follow the 20-20-20 rule: Take a break every 20 minutes to stare at a distant object 20 feet away for 20 seconds
  • Avoid blowing air directly into your eyes
  • Consider wearing protective eyewear
  • Stop smoking and avoid smoke
  • Using artificial tears on a regular basis for treating dry eyes

What are dry eyes?

VissionTip : Incase you still feel the gritty sensation in your eyes, don't delay in booking an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible.