FAQs-Dry Eye

Q: What causes dry eye?

    There are many things that can cause dry eye, including but not limited to:

  • Aging
  • Computer use
  • Contact lens wear
  • Certain medications
  • Past eye surgery
  • Environment (dry climate, wind, pollution)
  • Smoking
  • Autoimmune diseases

Dry eye is a very common problem with many causes. If you think you may have dry eye and you live in the Las Vegas area, call Wellish Vision Institute today for a consultation. You don’t have to live with the discomfort of dry eye.

Q: What are the common symptoms associated with dry eye?

    Symptoms vary from person to person, and some, like excessive watering of the eyes, may seem surprising. Symptoms can include:

  • Scratchy, burning or sore eyes
  • Foreign body sensation (feeling like there is something in your eye)
  • Watery eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Excessive mucus discharge
  • Blurred vision, particularly in the morning and late in the day
  • Discomfort with or intolerance to contact lenses
  • Eyes that are easily irritated by allergens, smoke, perfume, etc.
  • Eyes that tire easily, particularly when watching TV, reading or using a computer