Dry Eyes Meet Their Match
Have you ever experienced itchy, dry eyes? You’re not alone. Our eye doctors are here to help! We’ll assess the cause of your dry eyes and create a personalized dry eye treatment plan.
Dry eye is a common condition many Americans face as a result of poor quality tears. There are 2 general causes of dry eye: your eyes aren’t producing enough tears, or your eyes are producing low-quality tears.
Your tears play an important role beyond emotional release. They are responsible for keeping your eyes hydrated, lubricated, and comfortable. Your tears should mostly be staging in your eye, covering it with a combination of aqueous (watery) liquid and oils (mucous).
Our highly-trained team is here to make your eyes feel more comfortable. If you live in Columbus, New Albany, Gahanna, or surrounding area and are experiencing any discomfort related to dry eyes, we will assist you in finding your solution.
Do These Dry Eye Symptoms Feel Familiar?
You don’t have to experience the whole list of symptoms to be diagnosed with dry eyes. If you experience one or more of the following, you should speak with your optometrist about finding a solution.
Your eyes may experience:
- Foreign object sensation
- Light sensitivity
- Temporarily blurry vision
- Eye fatigue
- Overly watery eyes
- Poor night vision
- Uncomfortable contact lens wear
- Stringy mucus
What Causes Dry Eyes?
In the right combination, 3 layers work together to provide you with lubricated eyes and clear, comfortable vision.
Your tears are made up of 3 parts:
- Fatty oils
- Aqueous fluid (water)
When any of these parts are out of sync, either underproducing or overproducing, it can cause dry eyes.
Causes of tear film dysfunction can include:
- Hormone changes
- Autoimmune disease
- Inflamed eyelid glands
What Can We Do to Treat Dry Eyes?
Our team is skilled in assessing your dry eye symptoms and helping you find a solution that works best for you.
We offer medications, warm compresses, and punctal plugs to help treat dry eyes. Depending on the severity or recurring nature of your dry eye symptoms, we can get you started on one of our treatment methods.
You shouldn’t have to suffer from dry eye symptoms if a solution is available. Come speak with our team for an evaluation of your dry eyes and get yourself on the road to comfort.
- 5144 Morse Rd, Suite 300
- Columbus, OH 43230
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: Closed
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: By Appointment Only
- Sunday: Closed
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Best experience at an eye doctor, ever. Doctor explained every step he was performing and made me feel comfortable. I felt like I took a mini crash course on the eyes! You can always tell when someone loves what they do, and it felt exactly like that at Pinnacle Eyecare. They took my insurance into consideration the entire time, which is very important to me. I’m very happy to have found great care and so close to me, too.