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Dry Eye Syndrome

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Did you know that approximately 20% of women and 8% of men will suffer needlessly from dry eye syndrome.  This condition is marked by sensations of constant scratchiness, burning, foreign body sensation, or a general feeling of discomfort, which can greatly reduce your visual acuity and overall comfort and well being. Many people wake to needless hours of discomfort and despair. Science and knowledge have finally caught up with this once mysterious condition. We now understand the many causes and treatments of this debilitating condition.

Dry eyes may be linked to other medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, aging, pre- and post-menopause, lupus, and Sj√∂gren's Syndrome, as well as daily contact lens wear and computer use.  Many common medicines you may be taking, both prescriptive and over the counter can make this condition worse. Simple non-invasive testing can determine the extent of your condition, which will allow us to create a treatment plan that is right for you.

Treatments may include the recommendation of over-the-counter drops, nutritional advice, the use of therapeutic medicines such as Restasis, oral antibiotics and, when required, the use of therapeutic punctual plugs. Through our multi-level approach, discomfort will become a thing of the past!

Take our dry eye check list:

If you experience any of the symptoms below, you may be suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome. Left untreated, your symptoms will intensify, making your daily life unpleasant, or worse, deteriorate your visual acuity.

  • Red eyes
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Sandy or gritty feeling
  • Light sensitivity
  • Watery eyes
  • Occasional tearing
  • Constant tearing
  • Pain or soreness in or around eyes
  • Tired eyes
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Decreased contact lens tolerance
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Dry throat or mouth
  • Arthritis/joint pain