Nourish Your Eyes: Dry Eye Awareness Month! ?
Did you know that dry eye is a common condition that affects many people in Aotearoa New Zealand? Dry eye occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly, leading to discomfort and irritation. ??
During Dry Eye Awareness Month, we want to shed light on this condition and encourage everyone to prioritize their eye health. Here are some important facts to know:
1️⃣ Dry eye symptoms can include stinging, burning, redness, sensitivity to light, and a feeling of grittiness in the eyes. It can impact your daily life, making it crucial to seek appropriate treatment. ??
2️⃣ Several factors can contribute to dry eye, such as aging, environmental conditions (like dry or windy weather), prolonged digital device use, hormonal changes, and certain medications. Awareness and proactive measures can make a significant difference. ?️?
3️⃣ Artificial tears, lifestyle adjustments, and proper eye hygiene can help alleviate dry eye symptoms. However, it’s essential to consult with an optometrist for a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plan. ??
At Matthews Eyecare, we are committed to providing exceptional care for dry eye patients. Our experienced team understands the impact dry eye can have on your quality of life and will work closely with you to find the most effective solutions. Together, we can help you achieve optimal eye comfort and regain clarity. ??
To find out more, check out our blog: Dry Eye & Ocular Surface Disease: https://matthews.co.nz/speciality-eyecare-services/dry-eye-es-ocular-surface-disease-management/