Are Your Eyes Burning?
What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate for many reasons. For example, Dry eye symptoms may occur if you don’t produce enough tears, or if you produce poor-quality tears. This tear deficiency leads to inflammation and damage of the eye’s surface.
9 Dry Eye Symptoms
Dry eyes can be caused by aging, menopause, certain medical conditions like thyroid disorders, certain medications, poor ocular hygiene and environmental factors. The signs and symptoms vary greatly and usually affect both eyes. Dry eye symptoms are as follows:
- A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes
- Watery eyes (a common symptom)
- Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
- Contact lens discomfort
- Sensitivity to light
- Eye redness
- A sensation of having something in your eyes
- Difficulty with nighttime driving and glare
- Blurred vision, fluctuating clarity or eye fatigue
What Does Dry Eye Syndrome Mean for You?
Dry eyes symptoms are uncomfortable and can often cause your eyes to sting or burn. You may experience dry eye symptoms in certain situations, such as on an airplane, in an air-conditioned room, in a dry environment, or after looking at a computer or smartphone for a few hours. It can affect how well you see, as well as how comfortable your eyes are throughout the day. If you suffer from difficulty wearing contact lenses, overly watery eyes, or eye fatigue, it can have a massive impact on your day.
When to See an Eye Doctor & What to Expect
If you’ve had prolonged signs and symptoms of dry eyes, including red, irritated, tired or painful eyes, it’s time to see your eye doctor. An optometrist nearby can take steps to determine what’s bothering your eyes and suggest treatments to make you more comfortable.
The eye doctor will complete various tests to evaluate the health of the tear layers, your eye’s ability to produce tears and check for any damage caused by Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). The exam usually takes around 30 minutes and results in a personalized dry eye treatment for you.
Tempsure Treatment & the Wrinkle Reducing Benefits
While artificial tears may provide short-term relief from dry eye symptoms, more effective treatments are now available. Radio Frequency is an advanced, non-invasive, heat technology that helps to treat dry eye disease but it also has added beauty benefits and can be an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of:
- Facial creases
- Fine lines
- Loose skin
Best of all, Radio Frequency requires no surgery, needles or downtime.
How Radiofrequency Treatment Works
Radiofrequency stimulates your body to create new collagen fibers while opening blocked oil glands on the eyelids by the heat it creates. The treatment is painless and quick, normally taking less than an hour, and safe on all skin types, colors and complexions. After the treatment, your eyes oil glands will function better and your skin will look tighter and rejuvenated.
Importance of Finding a Radiofrequency Provider
Finding the correct provider is essential. It is a safe treatment when performed by a certified professional. If the procedure is incorrectly performed, it’s possible for your skin to feel a transient heat-arc that results in the following side effects:
- Temporary swelling
This Radio Frequency treatment is provided by Cynosure’s TempSure Envi device and is only offered by specialized, certified providers. Be sure to speak with your optometrist nearby to inquire about your dry eye symptoms and the treatment options they have available for your eyes.