Ridgecrest Location

(760) 375-4496

Tehachapi Location

(661) 972-6890

Tehachapi Location
20430 Brian Way #1b Tehachapi, CA 93561
(661) 972-6890

Ridgecrest Location
808 N Norma St Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-4496

Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are common and often occur when your tears are unable to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. This can result in discomfort, irritation, and light sensitivity. There are various factors that can contribute to dry eyes, including computer vision syndrome, environmental factors, and medical conditions. Before visiting Caroline Robison Optometry in Tehachapi and Ridgecrest, CA, for care, learn about some symptoms of dry eyes and why treatment is important below:

Dry Eyes

Symptoms of Dry Eyes

The symptoms of dry eyes can vary from person to person but often include sensations of stinging, burning, or itching. You may also experience redness, sensitivity to light, and blurry vision. If left untreated, dry eyes can potentially lead to more severe complications, such as corneal ulcers or infections. Due to this, it’s important to seek care as soon as you notice any symptoms.

Effective Treatments

Several effective treatments exist to alleviate the discomfort and potential risks associated with dry eyes. Artificial tears, which are available over-the-counter, can provide immediate relief by lubricating the eyes and restoring moisture. Prescription eye drops, such as cyclosporine or lifitegrast, may be recommended for those with chronic dry eye conditions to reduce inflammation and stimulate tear production.

Lifestyle Adjustments

In addition to using eye drops, making simple lifestyle adjustments can help manage dry eyes. Remembering to blink regularly can prevent the eyes from becoming overly dry, especially when using digital screens. Taking breaks from screen time, practicing the 20-20-20 rule, and adjusting the position your screen to reduce glare can also help minimize eye strain and dryness.

How Our Optometrist Can Help

For individuals experiencing persistent or severe dry eye symptoms, seeking professional help is essential. We can conduct a comprehensive eye exam to determine the underlying causes of dry eyes and recommend the necessary treatment. Our eye doctor may suggest prescription medications, specialized eye drops, or in some cases, procedures to conserve tears or improve tear drainage.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today!

At Caroline Robison Optometry in Tehachapi and Ridgecrest, CA, we understand that dry eyes can impact your daily activities. With personalized care, we can reduce your discomfort and improve your well-being. To schedule your eye exam, contact our Tehachapi location at (661) 972-6890 or our Ridgecrest office at (760) 375-4496. When you’re seeking an optometrist near me, our team is happy to assist!

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Hours of Operation

Tehachapi Office

Monday  

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday  

Closed

Wednesday  

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday  

Closed

Friday  

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday  

Closed

Sunday  

Closed

Ridgecrest Office

Monday  

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday  

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday  

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday  

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday  

By appointment only

Saturday  

Closed

Sunday  

Closed