What Can Happen to Your Cornea
Your cornea is a clear skin-like tissue that focuses images you see into a focal point at the back of your eye. It requires moisture to keep from cracking and shriveling in severe cases. Redness and irritation are common symptoms in mild cases. Your tear film keeps the corneal tissue from drying out and provides the eye with the oxygen it needs.
Your Tear Film
- Mucin layer: This layer acts as a foundation, keeping the tears adhered to the surface of the eye.
- Aqueous layer: The watery layer provides most of the moisture the eyes need to stay comfortable.
Lipid layer: This oily layer prevents the tear film from evaporating.
Types of Dry Eye
Evaporative Dry Eye
Aqueous Tear-Deficient Dry Eye
Aqueous tear-deficient dry eyes occur when the lacrimal glands don’t produce enough tears to provide your eyes with the moisture it needs to be comfortable. While common with age, aqueous tear-deficient dry eyes can also happen in conjunction with other medical conditions, such as:
How Your Optometrist Can Help
After diagnosing the type of dry eye you have with a comprehensive eye exam for adults or children , our optometrist can help you manage it and maximize comfort. For occasional or mild dry eyes, over-the-counter or prescription eye drops can go a long way in providing relief. Your optometrist can help you reclaim the comfort of hydrated eyes you’ve been missing lately.
Where We’re Located
Pay Us a Visit
Find us on the corner of East Main Street and South Rangeline Road.
Where to Park?
There is parking available behind the building.
Address19 E Main Street
Carmel, IN 46032