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Lots of Holiday Cheer and No Tears?

POSTED ON December 22, 2010

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The holiday season is here as Christmas is right around the corner and New Year’s is just down the street!  The holidays bring much cheer and sometimes tears as loved ones are remembered and traditions changed.  Some of us may have lots of holiday cheer to share but no tears due to dry eye syndrome.  Indiana eye doctors see multiple patients each year with dry eye symptoms that may be diagnosed as dry eye syndrome.  Symptoms such as consistent dry eyes, scratching and burning in ...

The holiday season is here as Christmas is right around the corner and New Year’s is just down the street!  The holidays bring much cheer and sometimes tears as loved ones are remembered and traditions changed.  Some of us may have lots of holiday cheer to share but no tears due to dry eye syndrome. 

Indiana eye doctors see multiple patients each year with dry eye symptoms that may be diagnosed as dry eye syndrome.  Symptoms such as consistent dry eyes, scratching and burning in the eyes, as well as “foreign body sensation” where it feels as if something is in the eye are all signs of dry eye syndrome according to Allaboutvision.com.  Symptoms like these are no fun to deal with especially as presents are being unwrapped, holiday meals enjoyed, and classic movies are being watched!

Vision eye centers like Dr. Tavel Family Eye Care have solutions for you if your eyes are dry this holiday season.  Dry eyes can result as a symptom from other diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, through aging and events like menopause, from staring at a computer screen all day and blinking less, as a reaction from certain medicines, or from prolonged contact lens wear among other causes.  Many Hoosiers can be affected from dry eyes.

Solutions for dry eyes can vary depending on the cause for the dryness according to Allaboutvision.com but symptoms can be managed and ultimately you can have tons of holiday cheer as well as tears!  Indiana eye care doctors may prescribe artificial tears to help moisten the eyes and treat dryness, or Restasis eye drops may be prescribed which help the body remake tears.  A Lacrisert may be inserted to physically help with the production of tears and eye lubrication as another solution.

The first and best solution to fix dry eyes is to visit an eye care doctor to discuss the possible cause for dryness.  Here’s to fixing dry eyes and enjoying lots of holiday cheer with some tears!

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