Unlock the Key to Your Eye’s Hydration
Dry eye is a common eye condition affecting millions across the country. Whether you’re at your child’s soccer match, enjoying a movie in a theater, or simply getting some work done at the office, dry eyes can become irritating, uncomfortable, and distracting.
Find the solutions you need to keep your eyes feeling hydrated and comfortable. Book a dry eye appointment with the team at Camarillo Vision Center today.
What is Your Tear Film?
Before we can start discussing what may be causing your dry eye symptoms, we first need to understand what your tear film is and how it comforts your eyes.
Your tear film is a layer of tears that covers your eye surface. The tear film is responsible for keeping your eyes feeling hydrated and comfortable, while also protecting them from foreign particles.
There are 3 distinct layers to your tear film, each with its own role and ingredient.
The Mucus Layer
The mucus layer is the innermost layer of your tear film. It’s responsible for keeping the rest of the tear film fastened to your eye.
The Watery Layer
The watery layer is produced by your lacrimal glands, making up the middle section of your tear film. It’s responsible for keeping your eye hydrated and free from particles and bacteria.
The Oil Layer
The oil layer is produced by your meibomian glands, creating a layer that helps seal in the rest of your tear film. The oil layer prevents the other tear film layers from evaporating.
Dry Eye Causes
Several factors may cause a tear film imbalance, including:
- Prolonged screen time
- Hormone changes
- Certain medications
- Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD)
- Environmental conditions
- Extended contact lens use
- Autoimmune diseases
Dry Eye Symptoms
If you’re developing dry eyes, you may experience:
- Mucus in or around your eyes
- Light sensitivity
- Red eyes
- Contact lenses difficulties
- Blurry vision
- Eye fatigue
- A burning sensation in the eyes
Managing and treating dry eyes depends entirely on what may be causing your symptoms. In some cases, we may recommend prescription eye drops, meibomian gland cleansing, or eyelid hygiene techniques.
During your dry eye appointment, we may take detailed measurements of your tear film quality, tear osmolarity, and eye health to determine the cause of your symptoms. Find the comfort you deserve today and book your appointment at Camarillo Vision Center.
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Our practice is located in Camarillo Village Square shopping center. We offer plenty of parking with accessible parking options available.
- 2380 Las Posas Road C
- Camarillo, CA 93010
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed