Irritated And Dry Eyes

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Dry or irritated eyes can seem like a relatively minor problem until you're stuck with eyes that are constantly in pain. Dry and irritated eyes can be the result of allergies, recent eye surgery, eye strain, or a recent eye injury. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to try to fix it on your own. We at Bogey Hills Vision Center serving Saint Charles, MO, St. Peter, MO, Cottleville, MO, know a lot about eye irritation and dry eyes.

How to Deal with Eye Irritation and Dry Eyes

The obvious thing to do when you first start noticing symptoms is to use eye drops. While over-the-counter drops can help, they rarely deal with the root cause of the problem. These drops will provide enough moisture to get you through an hour of two of a dry spell. In many cases, it's possible that these eye drops will help you to get through a period of dry eyes, which is why it may be recommended by an eye doctor to anyone who is dealing with temporary dry eye, such as the dryness caused by allergies or a recent eye surgery.

If you are suffering from chronic dry eyes, however, it may be a good idea to make an appointment to come into the office. Chronic dry or irritated eyes may signal a problem with the tear ducts, which can be solved in several ways. After checking for obvious signs of eye irritation, an eye doctor on our team can prescribe medications that will help increase tear production and help to remove blockages. If this doesn't work, we can discuss laser treatments with you. These treatments work to break up blockages and reduce swelling that often prevent tears from getting to your eyes.

Get Eye Care for Allergies, Dry Eyes, Eye Irritation, and More from an Optometrist on Our Team

If you live in the Saint Charles, MO, St. Peters, MO, or Cottleville, MO, area and you're dealing with dry eyes, give our optometrist office a call at (636) 946-1176 for Bogey Hills Vision Center. We can help you develop an eye care plan that can help you to eliminate this painful problem. An optometrist on our team is here to help provide eye care for allergies, dry eyes, eye irritation, and more.