If your eyes have been feeling irritated, you may be suffering with dry eyes. Dry eye is very common eye problem that we see at our vision practice, El Paso EyeCare. Our optometrists, Dr. Patel and Dr. Eley, are able to diagnose and treat patients who are suffering from Fort Bliss dry eyes.
If you already suffer with Fort Bliss dry eyes, this problem may worsen as the winter weather approaches. Dry eyes can be particularly troublesome during the winter months. This is because the cold weather and the dry air inside homes and workplaces can make it particularly difficult for patients who have dry eye. Some patients may suffer with problems of dry eye only in the wintertime when these conditions exist. When a patient has dry eye, it can be caused by many different problems. Sometimes it is caused by hormonal changes, or other changes as a patient ages. When a patient has dry eye, either their eyes do not produce enough tears to keep their eyes nourished and moist, or the patient does not produce tears of a high enough quality to keep them healthy. Tears from your eyes will also keep germs and dust away from the eye. During the winter weather, the dryness in the air and the indoor environments can lead to eyes being dry and irritated. Additionally, if there are winds outside, these cold winds can cause irritation for your eyes as well. The good news is that the dry air will not cause dry eye problems that are long-lasting. However, it can make dry eye problems worse, or cause patients to have dry eye for the season. If your eyes are dry, you will want to make sure that you do not rub your eyes. This can contribute to scratching your eyes, which will cause additional irritation which will lead to more pain and rubbing of your eyes. Our optometrist can recommend or prescribe treatments which will solve your dry eye problem.
To see our optometrist regarding treatment for your Fort Bliss dry eyes, contact us today.