Diagnosis and Treatment of Dry Eye
Doctors on our staff have committed to additional hours of post doctorate continuing education in the area of Dry Eye Care to provide our dry eye patients the latest in dry eye diagnosis and treatment with the best individualized patient treatment options.
Vision Salon Eye Care Associates has committed additional and continual training to our staff to assist doctors in diagnostic testing and evaluation to help assist patients and advise patients under our doctor’s guidance for optimal eye care.
Vision Salon Eye Care Associates has committed resources in equipment and technology to continually provide our patients with some of the latest in technology no only rendering the existing standard of care in the area of Dry Eye conditions but in many ways exceeding the standard.
Dry eye syndrome occurs when there is a decreased production of tears that moisten, protect and cleanse the eyes. Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye problems. And it becomes more common as people age because tear production can diminish as part of the aging process.
More women are affected than men. And the syndrome is more likely to flare up at times of hormonal change such as after menopause or during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Birth control pills can trigger dry eye syndrome, and so can many other medications, including antidepressants, antihistamines, decongestants, antianxiety agents and diuretics or other blood pressure pills. Some medicines that are used in the eye also can cause dry eyes as an allergic reaction.
Several autoimmune disorders also can affect the body’s ability to produce tears, including Sjögren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and myasthenia gravis, as well as other conditions such as Bell’s palsy and thyroid dysfunction.
Dry eye syndrome can cause:
- Burning or itchy eyes
- A feeling of something gritty, like sand, in the eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Difficulty wearing contact lenses
- Excessive tearing