Top 5 Causes of Dry Eye

Dry eye is a common condition that many people develop. At Littlefield Optometry, LLC in Kansas City, MO, our optometrist diagnoses and treats dry eye using vision therapy and other methods. We work with you to find the best solution that will preserve your vision and eye health. Here are some of the most common causes of dry eyes.

Aging

As you get older, you naturally produce fewer tears, resulting in dry eyes. However, dry eye is more common in women over 50 or people with autoimmune diseases. Older adults commonly suffer from Vitamin A deficiency that causes dry eye.

Environment

Dry and windy climates cause your tears to evaporate quickly. Also, many patients suffer from computer vision from sitting in front of a computer screen for many hours during the day. As a result, you naturally blink less often when looking at electronic devices. Our eye doctor will teach you behavioral techniques to reduce dry eyes from computer screens.

Medical Conditions

Different diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and Sjogren's syndrome, can cause dry eye. Our optometrist will diagnose your condition and help you understand how to get relief from dry eye if you suffer from autoimmune diseases.

Medications

Many medications can cause dry eyes, including birth control, decongestants, antidepressants, and antihistamines. Our staff will be able to collaborate with you and your primary care doctor by changing medications to reduce symptoms.

Complications from Laser Eye Surgery

Dry eye can occur following elective eye surgery, such as LASIK. Conditions generally improve after a few weeks or months.

Visit Our Optometrist in Kansas City, MO for Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eye can be a frustrating and painful condition. At Littlefield Optometry, LLC in Kansas City, MO, our eye doctor provides eye drops, vision therapy, and more to treat dry eye. We are happy to answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment.  

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