Dry Eye Treatment
One of the most common eye conditions, dry eye affects millions of people every day. Dry eye can cause burning, painful, and gritty eyes, which can get in the way of your daily life. At New York Ophthalmology, our expert doctors use state-of-the-art technology during our eye exams so that we can provide you with the relief you need and deserve.
What is Dry Eye?
Dry eye, also called dry eye syndrome or dry eye disease, is a condition that prevents your eyes from being adequately hydrated, often causing uncomfortable symptoms. There are two types of dry eye — evaporative, caused by low quality tears, and aqueous, caused by a lack of tears. Based on your specific dry eye case, a variety of treatments exist to help relieve your symptoms immediately and rid you of dry eye for the long term.
Dry Eye Symptoms
The effects of dry eye disease are as numerous as they are uncomfortable. If left untreated, dry eye can lead to an increased risk of scratched corneas and blurry vision — not to mention irritation and pain that can lower your quality of life.
Common dry eye symptoms include:
- Watery Eyes
Our experts may suggest prescription or over-the-counter drops or artificial tears to provide you relief day-to-day for your dry eye. These simple solutions help to moisturize your eye for greater comfort and maintained lubrication, which can quickly alleviate your symptoms.
Using specialized technology, we can address many causes of dry eye. When your tears lack oil due to clogged eyelid meibomian glands, we have dedicated equipment to gently heat the eyelids and restore your tear quality. If your tears evaporate too quickly, we can painlessly place microscopic punctal plugs in your eye’s drainage pathways, which keeps tears on your eyes for longer. Whatever your dry eye’s cause, we have advanced solutions.
Our dry eye experts may recommend at-home lifestyle changes to help improve your eye dry eye disease, such as adding omega-3 fish oil supplements, drinking more water, blinking frequently when working, and using blue light glasses during your screen time. These adjustments can drastically improve your eyes’ tear production, giving you lasting hydration.
Don’t let dry eye disease cause you one more day of pain, irritation, and impaired vision — book an appointment with one of our doctors today!
Our Qualified Team
The experienced eye doctors and staff at New York Ophthalmology bring their exceptional training backgrounds and depth of experience to help their patients achieve amazing eyesight. It’s our mission to provide you with clear, comfortable vision through personalized eye exams and treatment options. Our eye doctors are industry leaders who use their knowledge and passion for your benefit every single time you visit.
Come visit us at any of our five locations, located in South Bronx, Jamaica, Jackson Heights, Washington Heights, and Bedford-Stuyvesant. At New York Ophthalmology, the exceptional eye care you need is always within reach!