Dry eye syndrome is a condition that can negatively impact your ability to see clearly, be comfortable, and be able to complete your work at home or at school. Dry eyes can strike at any moment. When they do, it’s important to visit an eye doctor who can get to the root of your dry eye symptoms.

At Fishman and Sheridan Eye Care Specialists. we help residents of Leesburg, FL, Clermont, FL, and Eustis, FL get the help they need to find relief from dry eye syndrome. Our clinics have an ophthalmologist on hand that can determine if there is an eye disease causing your dry eyes. We can provide eye care services to help relieve you of dry eye syndrome.

What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

People with dry eye syndrome can suffer from dry eyes that continue to reoccur time and time again. Dry eye symptoms can be painful, and an range from:

  • Red eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Stinging eyes
  • Low tear production
  • Feeling like there’s a foreign object in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Trouble driving or seeing at night

What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome sometimes has a simple cause. You might suffer from dry eyes because of the dry air outside. Another simple reason can be sitting directly in front of an air conditioner. However, there are other, more serious causes of dry eye including:

  • Vitamin A deficiency
  • Corneal inflammation
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Certain medications
  • Certain medical disorders
  • Aging
  • Nerve damage
  • Effects after eye surgery

How an Ophthalmologist Can Help

If your symptoms of dry eye aren’t going away on their own, it’s important to visit an ophthalmologist on our team for help. Our eye doctor will determine if your dry eye symptoms are caused by a simple reason, such as dry air, or due to an underlying eye disease or disorder.

Our eye doctors can conduct tests to measure the volume and quality of tears you are producing. They can also prescribe the proper medications to help you boost tear production. This includes:

  • Eyedrops to lubricate the eye
  • Medication that stimulates tear production
  • Medications that reduce inflammation of the cornea
  • Eye inserts
  • Eye surgery to close your tear ducts

An eye doctor at our practice will determine if these treatments are working and provide follow-up care to ensure your dry eyes do not return.

Contact Us to Find Relief from Dry Eye Syndrome

You don’t have to suffer from dry eye symptoms forever. At Fishman and Sheridan Eye Care Specialists, we can provide help so you can find relief. Call us at (352) 360-2301 to schedule an appointment at one of our clinics in Leesburg, FL, Clermont, FL, or Eustis, FL.