Clarity Optometry

Dry Eye Therapy in Torrance

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What Is Dry Eye Disease?

When itchy, burning eyes feel like more than just seasonal allergies, you might be suffering from dry eye disease.

Dry eye disease is quite common. It’s usually a result of one of 2 issues — inadequate tear production or poor-quality tears.

If the 3 main layers that make up your tear film are out of balance, you could end up with dry eyes. Oil, water, and mucus all work together to make sure your eyes are lubricated and comfortable.

The mucus layer ensures your tears are spread properly over the entire surface of the eye. If your tears lack oil, they can evaporate quicker than they should, leading to dryness.

Chronic dry eyes can occur if your eyes don’t produce enough tears. Diseases like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis can cause inadequate tear production. Damage to the tear glands themselves, as well as normal aging, can also be responsible.

Chronic dry eyes require treatment to ease discomfort. You’ll also want to get treatment to prevent some of the complications associated with chronic dry eye. Booking a comprehensive eye exam is the first step to finding relief.

How Do I Know It’s Dry Eye Disease?

You might be tempted to write off dry eyes as just allergies or irritation, but there are some key differences. While allergies cause intense itching, dry eye disease sufferers often report a foreign body sensation—the feeling that something is stuck in the eye.

Chronic dry eyes can impact your eyes in any season. Some of the symptoms of dry eye include:

  • Watery eyes
  • Stringy discharge
  • Itching or burning
  • Blurred vision
  • Itchy eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Tired eyes
  • Redness

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Ready to see how we can help you take control of your dry eye symptoms? Book an appointment today!

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Where to Find Us

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Find us on the corner of Arlington Avenue and West Carson Street. We’re in the building with the “Optometry” sign out front.

Our Address

1640 Arlington Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501


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