From the scenic hills of the Santa Monica Mountains, to the beaches of Malibu, summer in Southern California means sun, surf, mountains, and roller coasters, but the hot weather also brings with it dry eye syndrome, leaving your eyes feeling dry, red, irritated, tired or painful. Dry eyes is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren't able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes.
To conserving tears, and make your natural tears stay in your eyes longer your doctor may suggest blocking your tear ducts. Tiny silicone or gel plugs (called punctal plugs) may be inserted in your tear ducts. These plugs can be removed later as needed.
If you've had prolonged signs and symptoms of dry eyes, including red, irritated, tired or painful eyes, schedule a visit to our office to check the health of your eyes. We are conveniently located in Westlake Village near Malibu, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Moorpark.