At Mills Eye Care we offer a full range of eye and vision care services to residents of Mooresville, SC, and the surrounding areas. Our eye clinic is led by Dr. Ed Mills and Dr. Christopher Mills. Both of our optometrists are highly skilled, qualified, and experienced. We offer services such as Lasik eye care, sports vision, contact lenses, family eye care, and more. One of the conditions we most commonly treat is dry eye syndrome. Although dry eye does not seriously threaten your eyesight, it can become a chronic issue and lead to more serious eye health concerns if left unaddressed.

What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome happens when the eyes are unable to produce enough quantity or adequate quality of tears. When a sufficient layer of tears is not able to form, the eye becomes dry and irritated. Poor quality tears can lead to faster evaporation of the tears, also contributing to dryness and irritation. Common symptoms of dry eye syndrome include a stinging or burning sensation, eye redness, sensitivity to light, watery eyes, blurred vision, eye fatigue, and difficulty in wearing contact lenses. The most common causes of dry eye syndrome are aging, medical conditions, side effects of medications, and corneal nerve sensitivity due to contact lenses use.

How Our Eye Doctor Can Help

Diagnosis is the first step towards dry eye treatment. We have the latest technology and skills to perform a comprehensive eye exam. Once you have been diagnosed with dry eye syndrome, our eye doctor will create a treatment plan tailored to your needs and circumstances. We may recommend lifestyle changes to further relieve the condition and prevent it from reoccurring. Potential lifestyle changes include limiting computer screen time, altering the position in which you view the screen, taking adequate eye breaks, limit smoking, and adding moisture to your environment.

Individuals that are older than 50, those who wear contact lenses, and those who consume a diet low in Vitamin A are more likely to develop dry eye syndrome. If left untreated, dry eye syndrome can cause damage to the surface of the eye leading to further vision issues.

Visit Our Optometrist for Dry Eye Treatment

You should take no chances when it comes to the health of your eyes. For dry eye treatment and preventive care, the optometry team at Mills Eye Care of Mooresville, NC is ready to assist you. For more information on the dry eye or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor, call us at (704) 664-9121.