Dry eye is caused by having poor quality, or not enough tears. Eye Care Center has the technology to test the quality of a patient’s tears and tailor a treatment for their specific condition. If you have a mild form of dry eye, here are a few simple environmental changes you can make:
1. Avoid sitting directly in front of heating or air-conditioning vents. Move them so they are not blowing directly in your face.
2. Try shielding your eyes when using a blow dryer.
3. Avoid smoke as it aggravates dry eyes. If you are a smoker, you may want to seriously consider quitting.
4. During the winter months, use a humidifier to add moisture to the air.
For more info, contact our office at 303-772-3300 or visit www.geteyesmart.org.