Dry Eye in Nashville, TN
Dry eyes produce a range of symptoms that interfere with your vision and daily activities. Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, of Vision for Life offers dry eye treatment for the residents of Nashville, Brentwood, Forrest Hills and the surrounding communities of Tennessee.
What is Dry Eye?
Dry eye is a common problem, especially as computers and cell phones become an ever-increasing part of our lives. Your eyes do not have enough tears to keep them lubricated. The result is eye strain, irritation, discomfort, and itching.
Two issues can lead to dry eye syndrome:
- Tear deficiency. Glands around your eyes are responsible for producing tears. Medical conditions, medications, lifestyle, weather and other factors can reduce the amount of tears that is produced by the glands.
- Evaporative dry eye. This is the most common type of dry eye. Healthy tears are made of a balance of mucous, water and oil. When you have too little oil in the tears, the liquid evaporates before it can lubricate the eyes. The water and mucous simply dry up before your eye is properly moistened.
Benefits of Dry Eye Treatment
Dry eye treatment by Dr. Horn addresses the root cause of the insufficient lubrication of your eyes. You may need to make some lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking or protecting your eyes when outdoors. Dr. Horn may prescribe eye drops or other treatments. The overall goal is to provide you with a long-term solution that optimizes your ability to perform day-to-day tasks and enjoy a high quality of life.
What Causes Dry Eye?
Dry eye can be caused by a range of factors, some temporary and some permanent. Common medical causes of dry eye are:
Does Dry Eye Need to Be Treated?
If dry eye interferes with your day-to-day activities, you should consider dry eye treatment. You can learn more about correcting dry eye in Nashville and schedule a dry eye evaluation. If you have advanced dry eye, Dr. Horn may recommend:
How Much Does Dry Eye Treatment Cost in Nashville?
The cost of your dry eye treatment may be covered by your vision and medical insurance. We accept cash, check and major credit cards, including Visa®, MasterCard® and American Express®, for your out-of-pocket costs, such as a co-payment, deductible and co-insurance, and any other remaining balance. Financing is available through Alphaeon™ Credit and CareCredit®.
At Vision for Life, our ophthalmologist, Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, offers dry eye treatment for the residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro and the surrounding communities of Tennessee. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!