What is Dry Eye Disease?
Dry eye disease is a complex condition affecting the tears and surface of the eye, leading to discomfort, visual disturbances, and instability in the tear film, potentially causing harm to the eye surface. It involves changes in the normal tear film and inflammation of the eye’s surface.
Many men and women notice an increase in the dry eye as they age. Other contributing factors include:
- Certain medications like antihistamines, antidepressants, and decongestants
- Medical conditions like diabetes, thyroid problems, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis
- Reduced blinking while driving, reading, or using computers
- Environmental issues like smoke, wind, or dry air
Dry Eye Symptoms
Dry eye symptoms can manifest as various discomforts affecting the eyes, such as dryness, itching, burning sensations, or a feeling of grittiness or sand in the eyes. Individuals experiencing dry eye may also notice increased sensitivity to light, blurred vision, redness, or frequent tearing as the eyes attempt to compensate for the lack of adequate lubrication.
Additionally, eye fatigue, difficulty wearing contact lenses, and fluctuating vision may indicate underlying dry eye issues. If you are suffering from these symptoms, give our office a call to schedule a dry eye consultation today.
Dry Eye Treatment & Relief at Long Island Vision Care
At Long Island Vision Care, we prioritize achieving optimal visual clarity and comfort. If you are suffering from dry eye symptoms, we can help! This condition arises when the eyes either produce insufficient tears or generate poor-quality tears. Our team will begin with a thorough analysis of your tears for an accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Our practice offers cutting-edge dry eye management technologies, including:
- Tear Care
- MiBo Thermoflo Therapy
- Punctal occlusion
- Nutritional therapy
- Medical therapy, encompassing anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive treatments, as well as autologous serum therapy
- Specialty dry eye contact lenses, such as daily disposables and scleral lenses
We aim to provide comprehensive solutions to manage and alleviate the symptoms of dry eye syndrome, ensuring our patients receive tailored and advanced care to enhance their eye health and comfort.
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The team at Long Island Vision Care prides itself on delivering top-notch care for a wide array of eye-related conditions. Learn more about our eye care services today.