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Tears moisten, cleanse and protect the eyes. Every time you blink, you create tears that wash away dust and microorganisms to protect the surface of your eyes. But sometimes this protective coating dries up, which can make your eyes burn or feel gritty. Dry eyes can also make you more sensitive to light and can even cause blurred vision.
What Causes Dry Eyes?
Many things can cause dry eyes, including:
- The environment: The sun, dry air, wind, and allergens are a few examples. Protect your eyes with polarized sunglasses, use eye drops, and eat proper nutrition to help fight environmental dry eyes. If your home or office is dry, use an air humidifier.
- Dehydration: Your body needs to stay hydrated to be healthy, and that includes your eyes. Drinking 8 glasses of water per day should help keep your eyes from drying out.
- Eye strain: If you work a job where you need to read or stare at a screen all day, give yourself a small break every hour if possible. Eye strain can dry out your eyes, but it can also lead to more serious problems like blurred vision and migraines.
What If I Have Chronic Dry Eyes?
If your eyes are constantly dry, you may be suffering from an underlying condition that’s more serious than the causes we’ve listed. Visit your doctor as soon as possible. They’ll run some tests to figure out your condition and find the best solutions for the problem.
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The right care will protect your eyes and help make you feel more comfortable. Dr. Tiffany Jackson and the staff at Front Street Optometric Care have the experience and expertise to help you.
If you need an optometrist for a routine eye examination, to find the right pair of contact lenses or glasses, or for more advanced eye care services, we can give you the service you deserve. Dr. Tiffany Jackson has given years of outstanding service to the community and has a reputation for excellence.