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Do You Suffer From Dry Eye?

If you’re dealing with watery eyes, grittiness, redness, and other dry eye symptoms, contact us for effective and long-lasting dry eye treatments.

What is Dry Eye Syndrome? (DES)

Tears are essential for nourishing and lubricating the eyes. Dry eye syndrome (DES) is caused by insufficient or poor-quality tears, and can leave the eyes feeling dry, itchy, red, and uncomfortable.

This chronic syndrome affects many people, and it’s possible to suffer from it without realizing that it can cause permanent damage to the eyes. It’s a progressive condition that can worsen and harm the cornea, which is why seeking treatment is essential.

What Causes Dry Eyes?

Meibomian gland dysfunction, also known as evaporative dry eye, is the most common cause of dry eye syndrome, with over 80% of dry eye cases caused by this condition.

However, several other factors can contribute to DES, including:


Women are more likely than men to experience dry eye due to hormonal changes caused by pregnancy, menopause, or contraceptive use.


People over 50 are at higher risk of developing DES.

Environmental factors

Dry air, wind, and heating or cooling systems can also lead to tears evaporating.

Certain medications

Decongestants, antidepressants, and blood pressure drugs can cause dry eye.

Autoimmune disorders

Sjogren's disease and arthritis are also known to contribute to DES.

Contact lens overuse

Contact lens overuse disrupts the normal functioning of the eyes' tear film, leading to tear evaporation and dryness.

Digital eye strain

Prolonged use of digital devices can cause digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome (CVS), which can result in dry eyes.

How Do I Know If I Have Dry Eye Syndrome?

If you experience any of the symptoms below, you may have dry eye syndrome:

  • Itchy, stinging, or gritty eyes
  • Excessive discharge and tearing
  • Eyes that feel dry and tired
  • Increased light sensitivity
  • Regular use of eye drops
  • Discomfort that worsens as the day progresses

Dry eye syndrome can affect your quality of life, making daily activities such as reading, doing sports, or driving challenging.

If you think you have dry eye syndrome, contact us for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Lasting & Effective Dry Eye Treatment

We take a therapeutic approach to treating dry eye, ensuring that we personalize each treatment to meet the unique needs of our patients.
Instead of simply prescribing a quick fix, we identify the root cause of the problem so we can offer the most effective treatment.
A comprehensive dry eye exam is essential for determining the appropriate treatment plan, which can include prescription eye drops and non-prescription treatments such as heat masks, lid scrubs, gland debridement, artificial tears, or punctal plugs.

Find out more about the dry eye treatments we offer.

Learn More about Dry Eye Syndrome | FAQ

Finding a dry eye specialist can be challenging, especially since almost every eye doctor offers dry eye treatments.

We’d love to be your go-to for dry eye treatments in McDonough, Fayetteville & Decatur, Georgia. Reach out to us for a phone consultation so we can educate you on our dry eye program and how we tailor it for every patient, resulting in lasting improvements within a short period.