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What is Dry Eye 

If you’d like to learn more about dry eye syndrome, schedule an appointment with us.


Dry eye syndrome can present in different symptoms, including:

  • A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes
  • Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye redness
  • A sensation of having something in your eyes
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Difficulty with nighttime driving
  • Watery eyes, which is the body’s response to the irritation of dry eyes
  • Blurred or fluctuating vision

We offer vitamins to support eye and overall health

Did you know there is a strong relationship between what you eat and your eyes? Increasing your intake of foods that contain ingredients like Omega-3s, Vitamin A, and gamma-linolenic acid (found in primrose oil) can impact your eye health and help improve your daily comfort levels.


Very often, dry eye can be diagnosed based on symptoms. Our optometrists use a variety of tests, including measuring tear production, imaging of your meibomian glands, and evaluation of the constitution of the tear film to confirm the diagnosis. These tests serve to rule out other potential problems, such as conjunctivitis and ocular allergies, that can produce the same symptoms.

Causes of Dry Eye

Dry eye can be caused by a multitude of factors such as, but not limited to:

  • Age
  • Medications
  • Medical Conditions
  • Environmental Conditions
  • Occupation
  • Refractive Surgeries

If you’d like to learn more about dry eye syndrome, schedule an appointment with us at Vision Center of Lake Norman in Mooresville, North Carolina.

At Vision Center of Lake Norman, we can help if you are wondering ‘what is dry eye?’ in Mooresville, Davidson, Troutman, Sherrills Ford, Terrell, Huntersville, Statesville, or Cornelius, North Carolina.

dry eye treatment

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)


reduces inflammation


effectively treats dry eye disease


safe & gentle

dry eye treatment

Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT)


provide long-lasting relief


may also decrease the appearance of facial wrinkles, acne, and rosacea.

Can dry eye cause blurry vision?

Yes, fluctuation of vision.

Can dry eye cause headaches?

Yes, causes your eyes to strain. Similar to looking through a dirty windshield.

What does dry eye look like?

Really need an Optometrist to be diagnosed. Unfortunately, you can’t see it without specialized equipment.

Can dry eye cause double vision?

No, it can cause blurry, fluctuating vision

Can dry eye be cured?

Yes, several ways to treat and resolve dry eyes.

Can dry eye cause light sensitivity?


Can dry eye affect your vision?


Can dry eye affect only one eye?

Usually both eyes, but one eye can be more symptomatic.

Why dry eye after lasik?

Dry eyes is a very common side effect from LASIK, but it generally improves with time.

Can dry eye cause blindness?

Very rarely.

Can dry eye cause floaters?

No, but it can cause debris to be in your tears that can seem similar to floaters.

Can dry eye cause eye pain?

Yes, it can be very uncomfortable.

Can dry eye cause eye twitching?


Can dry eye cause dizziness?


Can dry eye cause redness?

Yes, very common symptom of dry eyes.

Can dry eye cause styes?

Yes, it can be related to each other.

Are dry eyes itchy?

Yes, It is a common symptom.