Dry eye is a condition caused by inadequate tear production, which itself can have many causes, or poor tear quality that causes stinging or burning in the eyes. Some people experience dry eyes on airplanes, in air-conditioned rooms, or while looking at computer screens for several hours. Dry eyes can be mild and temporary, in which case over-the-counter (OTC) eye drops can provide relief.
If your dry eyes are more persistent and serious, you may need other treatments, including prescription medications, removable silicone punctal plugs, special contact lenses, eyelid massage and light therapy. These treatments for dry eyes should make you more comfortable.
If you live in the Oklahoma City communities of Bethany, Edmond, El Reno, Mustang, Norman, Piedmont and Yukon, you are sure to find the right dry eye treatment from Dr. Hester and his team.
Learn more about dry eyes from a compassionate ophthalmologist. Call Ralph Hester, MD, Ophthalmology at 405.271.9500. For your convenience, you can use our Request an Appointment form.