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Posted on 04-24-2017

Dry Eye Syndrome from Your Cookeville Eye Doctor

Finding relief from dry eye symptoms are as simple as seeking the assistance of an optometrist in Cookeville such as one with Mullins Vision Associates. Your Cookeville eye doctor will provide a thorough eye exam and acquire a detailed medical history to discover the origin of the dry eyes. From there, the optometrist will prescribe a dry eye treatment to relieve your symptoms.

Dry Eye Syndrome Defined

As its name insinuates, dry eye is a condition of the eyes that causes them to be drier than they should be, It's either caused inadequate tear production or an issue with the quality of the tears. 

Purpose of Tears

Tears lubricate the eyes and essentially keep them healthy. They act as a protective coating. Not to mention, your tears are necessary for your vision. When your eyes don't produce enough tears or the tears aren't the correct consistency, it can cause you to see less clearly than you should. 

Symptoms of Dry Eye

When you see your family eye care specialist, he or she will want to know what symptoms you're experiencing. If you have dry eye, you may feel a stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eye. The mucus in or around your eyes may feel stringy. The eye can become red. You may feel like you frequently have something in your eyes. Your vision may be blurred. You might also have watery eyes or eye fatigue. Those who have dry eyes may experience difficulty wearing contacts or have problems driving at night. 

Causes of Dry Eye

Age is one of the main factors that contribute to dry eyes. Hormonal changes like pregnancy or menopause can be a factor as well. Allergies, working in a dry environment or certain medications like antihistamines will cause dry eyes. Other reasons include a vitamin deficiency, an autoimmune disorder
and issues with the tear ducts. 

Why Wait? Call Mullins Vision Associates in Cookeville Today!


To get dry eye treatment, contact a Cookeville optometrist today at  931-526-6711 who will examine your eyes and determine the best course of action for your needs.  We look forward to meeting with you!

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