Our Gilbert Eye Doctors Experience for Patients with Dry Eyes
Over ten million Americans suffer from dry eyes. Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is one of the most common problems treated by eye physicians.
Treating dry eye problems is important not only for your comfort, but also for the health of the cornea. It is usually caused by a problem with the quality of the tear film that lubricates the eyes, the normal aging process, hot, dry or windy climates, high altitudes, air-conditioning and cigarette smoke. If you experience scratchy eyes, burning, mild redness and gritty feeling eyes, we can help. After determining the underlying cause of your dry eyes, our doctors will recommend a treatment that may include artificial tears; eye drops for treating allergies; and/or punctal plugs inserted in the tear drainage canals.