Dry Eyes? Here’s How They Can Be Treated


Having dry eyes may seem like a minor inconvenience, but over time, having them can really take a toll. Honestly, there’s no reason to tolerate dry eyes, especially when you consider that there are a number of different treatments available for fixing the issue.

Of course, what kind of treatment works best will depend on what’s causing your dry eyes in the first place. In many cases, allergies are to blame, but that’s not all that could be responsible. Your eyes could be responding to the kinds of contact lenses that you’re wearing, or you could be experiencing some form of eyelid inflammation.

Whatever the cause, the experienced optometrists at Lenza Eye Center can get to the bottom of it. When you come to see us, we’ll administer a number of tests to figure out what’s causing your dry eye issues. These tests include a simple questionnaire, a fluorescein dye test, and two that involve examining your actual tears.

With the results of these tests in hand, our optometrists will be able to diagnose the root cause of your dry eyes and offer treatments for alleviating the pain and stress dry eyes are causing you. In some cases, it may be as simple as providing you with lubricating eye drops, including those that are appropriate for specific allergies. In others, we may opt to provide you with lid scrubs or restasis.

Regardless of the form of treatment we provide, there is one thing that’s certain. When you come into Lenza Eye Center, you’ll be in very capable hands, and you’ll leave with everything you need in order to ensure that your dry eyes are a thing of the past. Give us a call at (503) 833-2662 to set up an appointment, or simply come in for a visit!