Happy April: Do You Have Dry Eyes?
This is not an April Fool's Joke! Do you have Dry Eye Syndrome?
I often find that many patients suffer silently from Dry Eye Disease. Many of us self treat - by using a variety of drops from artificial tears, to drops that clear, soothe or get the red out.
Do you know that all of those drops are band-aid therapies? It gives you temporary relief and covers up the problem. Through my interactions with patients, interviews with women's magazines, optometric industry magazines and newspapers, I have learned that this is an issue that affects so many of us, yet we have not done a good enough job at addressing this.
Symptoms of dry eyes are many and varied - from the feeling of dryness, red eyes, itchy eyes, sore or even painful eyes, contact lens discomfort, even blurry vision (vision that goes in and out of focus) and poor night vision! These symptoms impact our eye comfort, vision performance and the quality of our lives!
Our dry eye clinic - has treatment options that help to treat dry eyes by controlling the symptoms and by helping to decrease the progression of miebomian gland disease!
During your visit with one of our doctors - please do not hesitate to ask about your options! Don't live in silence about your symptoms. We are truly here to take care of your vision for life!
We each have two eyes to last a lifetime!
Thanks for reading!
Dr. Heidi Pham-Murphy