Anderson Chhabra Eyecare Center
 
Optometrist & Optical
 
 
Fax: 813-961-4105
719 W Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33612
Mon 8:00am -7:00pm
Tue 8:00am-5:00pm
Wed 8:00am-5:00pm
Thu 8:00am-7:00pm
Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Sat 8:00am-11:30am
1st 3 Saturday’s of the month only
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dry Eye

 
 
Dry Eye, Tampa FL
 
The eye depends on the flow of tears to provide constant moisture and lubrication to maintain vision and comfort. Tears are a combination of water, for moisture; oils, for lubrication; mucus, for even spreading; and antibodies and special proteins, for resistance to infection. These components are secreted by special glands located around the eye. When there is an imbalance in this tear system, a person may experience dry eyes. Some risk factors that can promote dryness of the eye are
 
increased age, certain medications, environmental conditions such as exposures to wind, or smoke, and being female.

People with dry eyes may experience symptoms of irritated, gritty, scratchy, or burning eyes, a feeling of something in their eyes, excess watering, and blurred vision. Advanced dry eyes may damage the front surface of the eye and impair vision.

Dry eyes can be a chronic condition, but your optometrist can prescribe treatment to keep your eyes healthy, more comfortable, and prevent your vision from being affected. The primary approaches used to manage and treat dry eyes include adding tears, conserving tears, increasing tear production, and treating the inflammation of the eyelids or eye surface that contributes to the dry eyes.