Dry Eye

Dry eyes occur for various reasons, including environmental conditions, exposure to the sun, medications, health conditions, and lifestyle habits. Many people with dry eyes suffer from a lack of producing enough tears within the eyes, which help keep the eyes moist and healthy. However, when eyes become dry, they can become scratchy, itchy, and feel like sand is in them. If left untreated, dry eyes can cause significant problems, including continued irritation. We at Warm Springs Optometric Group in Fremont, CA, are here to help patients with their eye conditions, including, dry eyes, myopia, and more. 

Dry Eye

What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome occurs when there aren't enough tears to keep eyes moist and help wash away particles from the eyes. A healthy tear film on the eye is necessary for good, quality and healthy vision. When this condition developes, it can be uncomfortable and make it challenging to maintain a healthy coating of tears on the eyes. 

People who suffer from this condition may experience significant disruptions during the day and have trouble focusing because they are distracted by the symptoms associated with the condition. 

Causes for Dry Eye Treatment from an Optometrist

The most common causes include living in a dry environment, excessive sun exposure, smoking, allergy medications, and prolonged contact lens wear. Dry eyes can also be caused by heat or chemical burns, previous surgery, eye drops to treat other conditions and autoimmune disorders. Some medications can also cause this condition to occur. 


There are various causes behind the development of dry eye syndrome, and sometimes patients experience different symptoms requiring a visit to the eye doctor. Common symptoms include blurry vision and a burning, itching, redness, and scratchy feeling in the eye. Some patients also experience sensitivity to light and excessive watering eyes in response to other symptoms. 

Visit Us for More Information

People suffering from any symptoms of dry eye syndrome or exposed to some of the many possible causes of the condition can schedule an appointment with a Fremont, CA, optometrist for proper diagnosis and treatment options. We at Warm Springs Optometric Group can help treat many eye conditions, including myopia, and provide patients with the eye care needed for treatment. Call our office at (510) 490-0287 to schedule an appointment and learn more about how we can help treat your symptoms. Our team is here to help you protect your eye health.


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