Dry Eye Syndrome in Franklin, TN

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What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Everyone experiences dry, itchy eyes at some point. However, if it lasts for a long time or happens repeatedly, it could be dry eye syndrome. This common condition is due to either an underproduction of tears or lubrication within the tears, which could be caused by a variety of factors, like medications, medical conditions, and more. Tears are crucial to the overall health of the eyes; therefore, if they malfunction, it can lead to extreme inflammation of the eyes and even decreased vision. Optometrists Drs. Daxx Dunn, Marla Weldon, and Kelly Short provide several treatment options for people in Spring Hill, Brentwood, and Nashville, TN dealing with dry eye syndrome. When you visit Family Vision Care of Cool Springs, we will give you a complete eye exam to properly diagnose your dry eye symptoms and pinpoint whether you have an underlying condition. To find out more about getting help for dry eye syndrome, call our Franklin, TN office to set up your consultation.

How is Dry Eye Syndrome Treated?

The most accurate approach for finding out if you have dry eye is to have a thorough eye exam. Along with reviewing your symptoms, we will examine your medical history to establish any underlying problems leading to your eye issues. This comprehensive eye exam could include gauging the quantity and makeup of the tears you generate and a routine examination of your eyes, eyelids, and corneas. If we diagnose you with dry eye syndrome, we will formulate an individualized treatment plan based on the degree of your case. Your unique dry eye treatment will depend on the underlying cause of your dry eyes. A lot of individuals with mild cases of the condition can ease the symptoms with prescription or nonprescription artificial tears. These solutions can help increase your real tears. If your dry eye syndrome doesn't respond to eye drops, tiny plugs can be put in your tear ducts (called punctal occlusion) to close them off and hold the natural tears in the eye.

Relieve Your Dry Eyes

Experiencing the symptoms of dry eye syndrome can be annoying and frustrating, but it can also cause a decreased ability to see without treatment. If you have been struggling with symptoms of dry eye, like red, stinging, or watery eyes, and are hoping to find relief, arrange an eye exam at our Franklin, TN facility. Our optometrists at Family Vision Care of Cool Springs, Drs. Dunn, Weldon, and Short, frequently diagnose and treat the various aspects of dry eye syndrome.

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