The temperature is dropping and so are the varied Minnesota leaves. While many look forward to autumn’s crisp air, colorful foliage, and pumpkin-flavored . . . well . . . everything, those with allergies face fall with an itchy foreboding. Except – what if it isn’t allergies? Allergies that flare up in the autumn months…
What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome?
A number of factors can lead to dry eye syndrome, including age, eye fatigue caused by computer use or television viewing, reduced tear production and others. Knowing the cause of your unique symptoms is one of the most important steps in treating your discomfort.
Untreated, dry eye syndrome can lead to a degradation of vision, increased pain or ulceration of the cornea.
At Uptown Eye Care, we know how uncomfortable chronic dry eyes can be. We also know how important it is to treat the underlying condition leading to your discomfort.
An unbalanced tear film will be manifest in ocular discomfort and damage to the surface of your eyes. This condition is known as Dry Eye Disease. The best way to measure the extent of this imbalance is to have your eye doctor measure your tear film osmolarity.