posted: Aug. 23, 2022.
If you’ve noticed some irritation and undesirable symptoms in your eyes that just won’t go away, you might be experiencing dry eye. Our team at Pflugerville Vision Care shares some of the top dry eye symptoms that could indicate a need to visit one of our optometrists.
One of the clearest signs of dry eye is irritation. It often presents as burning or stinging, or your eyes feel scratchy. Often, your eyes will become very red.
If you have dry eyes, you might notice that you are more sensitive to light than usual. This can make many tasks, including driving at night, very difficult to manage. The sensitivity might be severe enough that you begin to experience headaches, too.
Feeling Like There’s Something There
Everyone knows how awful it feels when something is in your eye. You’ll do just about anything to get it out. Unfortunately, when it comes to dry eye, you’ll feel like something’s there quite often – even when it’s not. This is bad for eye health, in general, as it typically leads to a lot of scratching.
Trouble With Contacts
Your eyes need to be properly lubricated to wear contacts. If you have dry eye, you’ll likely notice that putting in and wearing contacts is more of a challenge than before.
Watery Eyes or Discharge
Watery eyes and a build-up of mucus are common dry eye symptoms. Tearing up is the eye’s natural response to irritation. The eyes will often produce extra mucus to help lubricate the eyes.
Schedule Your Eye Health Appointment with Our Optometrists
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms that we have mentioned, it’s time to have your eye health checked. Our team at Pflugerville Vision Care provides quality eye care for our patients in North Austin, Pflugerville, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (512)251-4099 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.