You’re tears function to protect the eyes and keep them lubricated and comfortable. Dry Eye is a disease process resulting in the decline of the quantity and/or quality of the tears produced. It is caused when the tear glands do not produce enough tears, or they don’t produce the right kind of tears. This phenomenon causes irritation, scratchiness, burning, redness, and discomfort. Dry Eye is the most common of eye disorders, affecting 5%-35% of the world population, depending on age and geography.
Your eyes are moistened by two different types of tears: lubricating tears and reflex tears. Lubricating tears are produced continuously to moisturize the eye and contain natural infection-fighting enzymes. Reflex tears are produced in response to sudden irritation (smoke, onions, foreign particles), injury, or emotion. Ironically, the irritation from dry eyes can trigger reflex tears, which flood the eye. But because reflex tears do not have the proper lubricating composition, the discomfort persists. Thus, “watery eyes” can actually be a symptom of Dry Eye.
The Parasol Punctal Occluder is a leader in Dry Eye Treatment in New Smyrna Beach because its unique patented design allows for easy, painless insertion and a comfortable, worry-free fit. Our excellent retention rate means Parasol is designed to stay put and get right to work on easing your dry eye symptoms.
If you experience three or more of the symptoms below, you may be suffering from Dry Eye. Left untreated, your symptoms will most likely intensify, making your daily life unpleasant, or worse, deteriorate your visual acuity. If in doubt, ask your eye care specialist what they would recommend for Dry Eye Treatment in New Smyrna Beach.
Cheryl, Registered Dental Hygienist
Cheryl has been a dental hygienist for over 20 years and she has come to rely on her eyesight for her job and active lifestyle. Certain times of the year her allergies can be very difficult to deal with causing dry eye and much irritation.
I have lived with allergies ever since I can remember but, as I got older I noticed the allergies were causing me a lot of discomfort in the form of Dry Eye. I tried everything including prescription eye drops and nothing really worked. I went to the Precision Eye and Dr. K preformed a relatively new treatment and my Dry Eye symptoms abated almost immediately! Thank you Dr. K and staff, you guys improved my quality of life!
Precision Eye Institute is committed to finding the best possible treatment for your dry eye conditions and is fortunate to offer many types of treatment options including the following:
For more information on treatment options check out our blog Dry Eye Treatments in New Smyrna Beach.