What Causes Dry Eyes?
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Dry eye occurs when your body cannot produce an adequate amount of tears to keep your eyes moist, clear and comfortable. It also can be caused by changes in your body that affect the quality of your tears, making them evaporate too quickly. LASIK surgery has also been linked as a possible cause of dry eyes. Read below for information about dry eye contact lenses.
First you should know a bit
ABOUT DRY EYES
Who gets Dry Eye?
As many as 20 million Americans suffer from some degree of dry eye syndrome. Contact lens wearers and computer users are especially at risk, and can benefit from treatment options. A poor diet, the use of certain medications for acne, allergies, sinus problems and other health problems are also known causes, by making you more susceptible to the condition.
People who have LASIK vision correction surgery have a higher risk of dry eye. There is also an increased risk of dry eye after age 40.
What are the signs and symptoms of dry eye?
The most common signs and symptoms of dry eye include:
- Blurred vision, burning, sore or painful eyes
- A sandy or gritty feeling to your eyes
- Watery eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Contact lens discomfort
Each case of dry eye is unique. After a thorough exam, Dr. Schlussel will choose the treatment options that are best for your specific needs.
Possible treatments include specially-formulated artificial tears, medicated eye drops, anti-inflammatory medications, punctal occlusion (a simple in-office eyelid procedure that can keep your eyes better moistened), diet modification, dry eye contact lenses and nutritional supplements.
Often, a combination of treatments provides the best results.
What can be done about dry eye? What treatments are available?
Dr. Alan B. Schlussel, OD, FAAO, offers personalized and expert treatment of dry eye syndrome at his NYC and West Orange, NJ optometry practices. During your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Schlussel will evaluate the surface of your eyes and make sure you have an adequate amount of tears to keep your eyes healthy and comfortable.
After examining your eyes for the cause of your discomfort, Dr. Schlussel will discuss his findings with you and explain the best treatment options for your specific dry eye condition. He will also answer any questions you have, explain the likely outcomes of the treatment, and give you helpful tips on how to avoid dry eye symptoms.
Now it’s your turn to see what
OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US
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Dr. Schlussel was excellent and validated an issue that I was having that many docs in the past have neglected. I highly recommend him since he took the time to really investigate with various tests and exercises and listen to me when I explained what was going on with my vision. I will definitely going be back.
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Dr. Schlussel is thorough and clear with his explanations about treatment. His staff are courteous and the office is well maintained. I would definitely recommend him for eye care.
New contact lenses for dry eye
If your current contact lenses are making your eyes dry, new brands of disposable contact lenses are specifically designed to reduce dry eye problems. Dr. Schlussel has extensive experience fitting these new, more comfortable lenses and can determine if they are right for you.
Dr. Schlussel may also recommend specific styles of sunglasses and protective eyewear to reduce your risk of dry eyes and make your eyes more comfortable outdoors and on the job.
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Dr. Alan Schlussel practices optometry in both Manhattan and New Jersey and is considered one of the leading experts in Dry Eye treatment and care. He has patients from all over that come to visit for treatment and advice, including second opinions for Sjorgens, and contact lens use for Dry eye sufferers.
Dr. Schlussel is fortunate to have hundreds of happy patients, with over 550 reviews on his zocdoc page.
Give Dr. Schlussel a call today and schedule a dry eyes appointment.