Although an outright cure for nearsightedness has not been discovered, your eye doctor can now offer a number of treatments that may be able to slow the progression of myopia.

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Functional Vision Evaluations

Dry eye is a disease that can decrease the eye’s ability to make and maintain sufficient quality and quantity of tears for a healthy protective film.

Your tears are so much more than just water. They are chockfull of proteins, electrolytes, nutrients, oil and antibodies that protect your eyes. When they are lacking or are in bad shape, your eyes will let you know by getting red, burning, feeling gritty or causing your vision to fluctuate.

FACTORS THAT CAN CAUSE/WORSE DRY EYE

  • Women are at a higher risk than men
  • Smokers are at a higher risk than non-smokers
  • Aging increases the risk
  • Wearing contact lenses
  • Lasik or cataract surgery increase the risk

WHAT CAUSES DRY EYE?

• Instability of the tear film that keeps your eyes moist and healthy.

• Inflammation affecting the glands decreases tear production and speeds tear evaporation.

• Other health conditions including glaucoma, diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren’s syndrome.

• Additional factors such as infrequent blinking while reading, watching TV and staring at device screens, dry
climates, smoke and chemical irritants, and medication side effects.

Sheri

Contact Lens Coordinator

“Contacts can be a liberating option for patients. There can be a learning curve for the first-time wearer, but it's a joy to help them make the transition.”

WHEN TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR

If you have any of these symptoms it’s important to find out what’s really going on.

  • Redness, Grittiness, and Irritation
  • Itchy, Burning, and Stinging eyes
  • Occasional blurring, and Watery eyes

Lipiflow Thermal Pulsation

Lipiflow is the only FDA-cleared medical device shown to restore gland function for dry eyes. It applies a combination of heat and pressure to the inner eyelid to safely remove gland obstructions and stagnant gland content.