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Dry Eye Syndrome

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Dry Eye Syndrome is a chronic eye condition that can cause one or more of the following eye symptoms:

  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Intermittent blurred vision
  • Scratching/feeling like there is something in your eye

What causes Dye Eye?
Dry Eye can be caused by a number of different things, including:

  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Eyelid disorders/diseases
  • Poor blinking (especially when reading, sewing, or at the computer)
  • Chronic health conditions (such as Rheumatoid Arthritis)
  • Dry eye syndrome is most common in the peri- and post-menopausal women population.

How can Dry Eye be treated?
There are several approaches to treating Dry Eye that your Optometrist may use:

  • Artificial Tears
  • Gels/Ointments
  • Eyelid Washes
  • Warm Compresses
  • Punctal Plugs
  • Prescription medicines, such as Restasis

Your Optometrist will determine which course(s) of treatment will serve you the best.

 

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