It can also make it harder to see, as dry eyes can cause blurry vision. […]
How to Unclog Meibomian Glands
In-office treatments from your eye doctor and at-home eyelid hygiene practices can unclog your meibomian glands and help you maintain healthy eyes. […]
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Eye Drops & More Dry Eye Therapies
Dry eye disease is a common condition that affects millions of Americans. It occurs when the eyes produce fewer tears or your tears evaporate too quickly, leading to burning, itching, redness, and blurred vision. Chronic dry eye can affect daily life, but you don’t have to bear with the uncomfortable symptoms. Your eye doctor can […]
What Causes Dry Eyes in Winter?
The air is cold, and the wind bites your skin, but why does winter also leave your eyes dry and scratchy? Over 16 million Americans have dry eyes. It’s a common condition, and its cause can be diagnosed with an eye exam. If you regularly deal with dry eyes, you’re right to notice that it […]
Why Are My Eyes So Dry When I Wake Up?
Waking up with dry eyes is an uncomfortable way to start your day. Dry eye symptoms can cause eye fatigue immediately after you wake up, ruining a good night’s sleep and sometimes lasting throughout your day. Dry eye can make it difficult to wear your contact lenses and disrupt your vision which can set your […]
What is a Dry Eye Test?
Dry eye can significantly affect your quality of life, but treatment can help improve your symptoms. Before your eye doctor can begin treatment, they must diagnose your condition. They determine the cause of your dry eyes with a dry eye test. Continue reading to learn more about dry eye, including why they develop, what a […]
Are There Different Types of Dry Eye?
Blinking is mostly an involuntary or automatic process. It’s essential to bathe the eyes in tears, providing lubrication and moisture and removing or protecting them from irritants. So when you suddenly feel pain with every blink or if your eyes feel dry no matter how much you blink, you may have dry eyes. As a […]
What is Aqueous Tear Deficiency?
Most people know of dry eye disease (DED) and the many accompanying symptoms. Mild dry eye disease affects 1 in 5 adults, but severe cases can impact the quality of life. A comprehensive eye exam is the first step to understanding this eye condition and finding the root cause. It helps to determine what type […]
Can You Wear Contacts with Dry Eyes?
Contact lenses are a fantastic option for people who don’t wish to wear eyeglasses anymore and still need effective vision correction. However, contact lenses can be uncomfortable for people who suffer from dry eye disease. The last thing we want is for you to be uncomfortable while wearing contact lenses. Luckily, there are solutions to […]
Can Allergies Cause Dry Eyes?
Allergies and dry eyes are very similar and very common. It can be difficult to distinguish between the two. Do you need an allergy medication or an eye exam? Sometimes, a person could need both. The only way to know for sure is to visit your optometrist. Your optometrist can perform a number of tests […]