Dry Eye Treatment in Carlsbad
Village Optometry, Your #1 Choice
for Dry, Itchy, & Gritty Eyes
Looking For Lasting Dry Eye Relief?
Dry eye syndrome, also called dry eye disease, can negatively affect your quality of life due to watery, red, irritated eyes.
There are a number of symptoms associated with dry eye syndrome, including:
- Excessive watering of the eyes
- Red, dry eyes
- Itchiness in and around the eye
- A gritty-feeling in the eye
- Light sensitivity
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, call Village Optometry to book a dry eye consultation for effective and long-lasting dry eye relief.
Convenient Hours & Location Near You
- Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
Saturday appointments are also available. Please contact our office for scheduling details. We close the office on Tuesday for lunch from the hours of 1:00 to 2:00. Voice mail is available during that time.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Dry Eye Causes & Treatment
There are two main causes of dry eye syndrome: either the eyes don’t produce enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly. This causes the eyes to have too little moisture to function comfortably.
Several factors can cause this, including dysfunction of the tear glands, allergies, aging, medication side effects, hormonal changes and certain illnesses.
By thoroughly diagnosing the root cause of your dry eye, your Carlsbad eye doctor will determine which treatments and medications to prescribe in order to increase the volume and quality of the tears you produce.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Dry Eye?
Other causes include dry air, indoor heating, poor tear quality and dehydration.
We Accept Most
Our optometrists in Carlsbad are proud to offer advanced technology in a professional, friendly environment. Our team of experienced eye doctors and friendly eye care staff are here to care for all your vision needs including comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, and diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases (from conjunctivitis to glaucoma). We provide high-quality eyewear, prescription glasses, and contact lenses.
We look forward to discussing your eye health and vision needs and providing you with the best eye care in and around Carlsbad.
Can dry eye syndrome cause blindness?
Dry eye disease might not seem like an emergency, but if it’s severe and not treated it can damage your cornea and result in vision loss and even blindness in rare cases. The right treatment can help prevent these complications.
Can I wear contact lenses if I have dry eye syndrome?
Wearing contact lenses can be very uncomfortable if your eyes are chronically dry. Ask your Carlsbad eye doctor about specialized contact lenses that can be worn comfortably with dry eye syndrome.
Can dry eye disease be cured?
Dry eye syndrome is a long-term and often progressive condition. There is no permanent cure for dry eyes. However, it can be managed with proper care. Treatment may include over-the-counter or prescription eye drops, tear-stimulating medications, eye compresses and in-office treatments.
Is there a link between dry eye, asthma and allergies?
Studies have shown that people who have asthma and/or allergies have a greater risk of developing dry eye symptoms than their non-asthmatic/allergic peers. Oral antihistamines and inhaled corticosteroids appear to be one reason, but researchers are investigating other possible causes.
Be sure to inform your eye doctor about your asthma, allergies, and any other health conditions, as well as the medications you take.