Family Vision Center LLC - Stratford & Bridgeport

Do you have Dry Eyes?

Dry Eyes bothering you? The experts at FVC are here to help

What is dry eye?
Dry eye is a condition where the body is unable to make enough of its own tears to protect the outer layer of the eye.

How do you get dry eye?
Dry eye is most common in people; who use the computer regularly, living in very dry environments, over the age of 55, or contact lens wearers. It is a very common disease.

What are the symptoms of dry eye?
The most common symptoms of dry eyes are blurred vision, reddish pigment on the sclera, burning or itching, you may feel as thought you have something in the eye, also it will be uncomfortable to wear your contact lenses and may feel sore.

What causes dry eye?
Dry eye is the body’s inability to produce enough tears to protect the eye. Cells on the front of the cornea become sick and eventually leading to the evaporation of the tear film. Dry eye can also be caused by allergies, auto-immune disease, eye surgery, eye infections, hormone changes, contact lens wear and certain drugs such as oral antihistamines, anti-depressants, and hormone replacement therapy. Some environmental factors for dry eye include exposure to cigarette smoke and other chemicals.

How do we treat dry eye?
Discussing your symptoms with your eye care provider is the first step in treating you dry eye. Many different therapies are available to treat the symptom but not all treatments produce immediate results. Depending on the cause of your dry eye condition your doctor will be able to put together a treatment plan that is right for you. Some common treatments include artificial tear preparations, lubricant ointments, nutritional supplements, oral and topical medications, and punctual occlusion which is a mechanism for partial or total blockage of the drainage of the tear film.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or you think you may have dry eye contact your eye care provider for a consultation and get on your way to having healthier more comfortable eyes.

Take our Dry Eye Questionnaire to find out if you have dry eyes.

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Monday
Optical Hours 9am-5pm
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Optical Hours 9am-5pm
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