Living the climate of dry, arid Las Vegas can take a toll on your eyes. Having dry eyes, which can be uncomfortable, is a common and easily treatable condition. If you have dry, red, itchy eyes and are seeking Las Vegas red eye treatment from a caring and experienced eye doctor, then you need to come into the optometry office of Paul Thompson, OD for a comprehensive eye and vision test.
Dry eyes can become red and irritated, causing a feeling of scratchiness. Another symptom of dry eyes is a “foreign body sensation,” which is a feeling that something is in your eye. And it may seem odd, but dry eye syndrome also can cause watery eyes. This is because dryness on the eye’s surface sometimes will overstimulate production of the watery component of your tears as a protective mechanism. An eye test given by our eye doctor is the first step in receiving Las Vegas red eye and dry eye treatment. At the office of Paul Thompson, OD, our optometry office provides routine eye exams, treatment of conjunctivitis/pink eye, as well as treatment of allergic and dry eyes. As you will learn during your visit to our eye care center, persistent dryness, scratchiness, red eyes, and a burning sensation are common symptoms of dry eyes. These symptoms alone may prompt our optometrist to diagnose dry eye syndrome. Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Its consequences range from subtle but constant irritation to inflammation of the front tissues of the eye.
Routine eye exams, regardless if your eyes feel dry, red, and itchy or not, are incredibly important. Annual eye health evaluations and vision tests are the easiest way for our optometrist to notice small problems and changes with your eyes or vision. So if you are seeking Las Vegas red eye and dry eye treatment or if you simply want our team of caring eye doctors to assess and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health, then you should come to our optometry office for all your eye care needs. Call the office of Paul Thompson, OD today.