North County Laser Eye Associates

Treatment for Dry Eyes

Dry eyes occur when the body’s natural tears are unable to sufficiently lubricate and moisturize the eyes. Tears provide moisture and lubrication to the eyes, helping to maintain clear vision. Tears are comprised of water, oils, mucus, antibodies, and proteins:

If these components are unbalanced or if one is missing, a person may experience dry eyes. Dry eyes are a common issue among many of our Carlsbad laser eye surgery patients. Fortunately, there are many effective treatments for dry eyes available today.

Symptoms of Dry Eyes

The symptoms associated with dry eyes typically affect both of the eyes and may include:

Treatment for Dry Eyes

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with dry eyes, we can help. The first step in any treatment plan is a comprehensive eye examination. For our patients in Carlsbad, eye exams are performed to determine the cause and treatment of dry eyes. During this comprehensive eye exam, we will discuss your full medical history including medications that you are currently taking, as well as any health conditions you are currently experiencing. Diabetes, lupus, thyroid disorders, and rheumatoid arthritis are a few of the many medical conditions that can cause dry eyes.

While there are many treatments available in the treatment of dry eyes, the cause and severity of your dry eyes will determine which treatment is best for your unique eye needs. For our patients in Carlsbad, dry eyes treatment may include:

Learn More about Treatment for Dry Eyes

To learn more about treatment for dry eyes, please contact North County Laser Eye Associates today. We look forward to serving all of your eye care needs