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8 Signs of Dry Eye Syndrome

8 Signs of Dry Eye Syndrome

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Dry Eye Syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye and is more common among women. Those of us that suffer from it, sure know how frustrating it can be trying to live with Dry Eye Syndrome. There are 8 signs you may have Dry Eye Syndrome. Don't despair! There are also some easy ways to help your eyes.

These are eight typical signs of having Dry Eye SyndromeDry landscape in sepia shades with cracks on the ground.jpeg

  1. Blurriness
  2. Sensitivity to light
  3. Irritation from windy conditions
  4. Fatigued eyes at the end of the day
  5. Problems wearing contact lenses
  6. Scratchy or gritty feeling eyes
  7. Excessive tearing
  8. Red eyes

MGD-woman-reading.jpgThere are also 8 Steps to Manage Dry Eye

  1. Check your medications to see if they might cause dry eyes
  2. Eat at least three healthy meals a day
  3. Don't rub your eyes - it can distribute tar film and transfer irritants to your eye
  4. If you are a contact wearer, take special care of your contact lenses and don't wear them all the time
  5. Use artificial tears to provide more moisture and lubrication for the surface of your eye
  6. Hydrate and humidify - if you're thirsty, so may be your eyes
  7. Blink- try to blink every five seconds when working on any digital device
  8. LipiFLow: Individually sealed devices called activators are placed around the eyelids. A gentle "massaging" coupled with the precise delivery of heat is applied removing gland blockages and reactivating gland function. The treatment is designed so the eyeball is protected.

Let us evaluate your eyes to determing if you have Dry Eye, and see if LipiFlow is the right treatment for you.

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