Dry Eye Disease
Dry Eye Disease results in an estimated 25% of visits to eye care practitioners. If you have dry eye, your symptoms may include irritated, scratchy, dry, uncomfortable or red eyes, burning sensation, excessive tearing, blurred vision, fluctuating vision, or a feeling of something in your eyes. The tears your eyes produce are necessary for overall eye health and clear vision. Dry eye means that your eyes do not produce enough tears or that you produce tears that do not have the proper chemical composition. Dry eye is more common as we age and is progressive. It is much more frequent in women. It is also more pronounced during reading activities or when working on a computer. Air movement increases evaporation and easily stresses dry eyes making symptoms worse.
People often suffer needlessly as treatment options have improved and new advancements are allowing more targeted treatments. We are having great success helping our patients have greater comfort and more consistently clear vision. Let us help you.