Freehold eye doctor
Autumn is a wonderful time of year. The fall brings with it changing leaf color, pumpkin spice, and a relief from the heat and humidity. It also, however, brings with it more windy days, and that can put you at greater risk for dry eyes. At Spare Pair Vision Center, our Freehold eye doctor has the solutions to keep you feeling comfortable and seeing your best.
The root cause of dry eyes is that your eyes are not producing a sufficient amount of tears to keep your eyes lubricated. It’s also possible that you have enough tears, but their quality is poor, which also makes lubrication inefficient. Among the factors that can make the problem worse is smoke, including your own and secondhand smoke. You will know that dry eyes are a concern for you when you begin to notice symptoms like blurred vision, redness in your eyes, a sensation such as stinging or burning, tired eyes, and sensitivity to light. If you wear contacts, you may also experience discomfort from wearing them. Diagnosis is determined by our Freehold eye doctor performing an eye exam, possibly with additional tests to gauge the quantity and quality of your tears. The good news is that treating dry eyes, even in the fall, is usually not very difficult. Artificial tears, in eye drop form, will often do the job. They can be bought at most drug stores, and if you need a stronger version, our Freehold eye doctor can prescribe one. It makes sense to take some precautions, and one that you should most certainly consider in the fall is to wear eyeglasses or sunglasses when you go outside on windy days. That will go a long way toward keeping your eyes from drying out further.
Call our Freehold eye doctor office and arrange an appointment to come in for an eye exam. Prepare yourself for both the fall and the upcoming winter, with the possibility of dry eyes and its effects.
07726 dry eye syndrome
If your eyes have begun to feel irritated, and your vision is intermittently blurred, you may have a problem with dry eyes. Dry eyes are often more difficult to manage in the winter months when the air is extremely dry. We hope you will visit us at Spare Pair Vision Center where our optometrist can give you a comprehensive eye exam and determine whether or not you have 07726 dry eye syndrome.
07726 dry eye syndrome is not in of itself a serious eye disease. It can almost always be easily corrected with the use of medicated eye drops. However, if a person has dry eye and it is not treated, they can eventually experience permanent damage to their cornea due to repeated irritation of the cornea. Our eye doctor can determine whether or not you are having problems with dry eyes, and let you know which treatment options will work for you. In the mildest of cases, a patient can use over-the-counter artificial tear solutions to help their dry eyes to feel better. However, in most mild to moderate cases of dry eye, our eye doctor will need to prescribe medicated eye drops for you which will help your eyes to stay well lubricated, and help your eyes with other problems which can lead to dry eye syndrome. In the most serious cases of dry eye, our eye doctor may need to refer you to an eye surgeon who can provide you with surgery which will permanently keep your tear ducts closed. This will help your tears to stay in your eyes for as long as possible. There is also another solution during which tiny plugs are temporarily placed in your tear ducts which will also help tears to stay in your eyes longer. Dry eye syndrome is often worse in winter due to the extremely drying cold winter air and winds. Indoors, patients can also have trouble with forced air heat which creates an extremely dry environment at home or at work.
For diagnosis and treatment of 07726 dry eye syndrome, contact us today for an appointment.