Dry Eye Blog

Dry Eye Blog

Dry Eye Blog

Dry Eye Blog

Dry Eye Blog

Our Dry Eye Blogs are written by East Main Vision Clinic team members especially for you, our valued patients!

hormones and dry eye

Is There a Link Between Hormonal Changes, Such as Menopause, and the Development of Dry Eye?

September 20, 2023

Dry eyes, a condition characterized by a lack of sufficient lubrication in the eyes, is surprisingly common, especially among older adults. Symptoms include a stinging or burning sensation, sensitivity to light, redness, and a feeling of having something in your eyes. Many factors can contribute to this condition, including age, certain medications, and environmental conditions. One factor that many people may not consider is hormonal changes, especially those that occur during menopause.

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IPL on Sensitive Skin

Can IPL Treatment for Dry Eyes be Performed on Patients with Sensitive or Delicate Skin?

September 15, 2023

The advent of innovative technologies in the medical field has brought about revolutionary treatments for various conditions. One such groundbreaking treatment is the use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for dry eyes.

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dry eye computer vision

How Does Computer Use Affect Dry Eye?

July 30, 2023

Children and adults now use computers for many hours each day. The American Optometric Association states that at least five hours of screen time is enough to cause dry eye syndrome. Using mobile phones and gadgets has the same effect. Understanding how computer use affects dry eye can motivate you to regulate your computer use and seek treatment. Here are the details.

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Evaporative and Aqueous Dry Eye

What Are the Differences Between Evaporative and Aqueous Deficient Dry Eye?

June 30, 2023

Dry eye disease occurs when the eyes fail to properly produce tears or produce tears that evaporate too fast. Many individuals with dry eye also have cornea inflammation. If untreated, it can lead to pain, ulcers, scarring, and even vision loss. Patients with dry eye may find it difficult to perform tasks such as reading and using the computer. They also find it hard to be in areas with dry air, such as airplanes. 

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treat dry eyes

Can IPL Treatment for Dry Eye Be Performed With Other Treatments, Such As Meibomian Gland Expression or iLux®?

June 23, 2023

Dry eye can be due to several factors, including reduced tear production, rapid tear evaporation, and corneal exposure. Understanding the root cause is key to developing an effective treatment plan. Treatment options include artificial tears, prescription drops, and in-office procedures like IPL.

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Contact Lenses Worsen Dry Eye

Can Contact Lenses Worsen Dry Eye and MGD Symptoms?

June 13, 2023

Dry eye is a problem affecting people of all ages but is more common among seniors. It is especially prevalent among individuals who wear contact lenses.

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Mascara and Dry Eye

Does Mascara Cause Dry Eyes?

June 7, 2023

Dry eye can significantly impact the quality of your life due to the discomfort that it causes. It develops due to the inability of your tears to lubricate your ocular surface sufficiently. The condition usually occurs in two primary forms—evaporative dry eyes and insufficient tears.

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Dry eye skin

Why Is The Skin Around My Eyes So Dry?

May 16, 2023

I get a lot of questions on eyelids and the skin around the eye. Why is it itchy? Why is it so dry and scaly? Why are they so puffy? This tiny little area of the body can be such a troublemaker sometimes!

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dry eye and aging

How Does Age Impact the Development and Severity of Dry Eye?

April 30, 2023

One of the organs affected by aging is the eyes and the different structures around them. A common condition that impacts people when they reach 40 years and over is dry eye syndrome (DES). The ways dry eye syndrome affects 30% of people over 50 years old is unique to aging. 

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Prescription Eye Drops

Eye Drops: Why Prescription Eye Drops Are Better for You

March 31, 2023

Itchy eyes have been bothering you, so into the store aisle you walk…the options are endless! Boxes and boxes of over-the-counter drops line the shelves, and you don’t know what to choose.

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