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Dry Eye Disease 101: How To Recognize If You Are Suffering From Dry Eye Disease

Dry Eye Disease 101: How to recognize if you are suffering from Dry eye Disease

Studies have shown that symptoms related to dry eye disease are the most common reason for visits to the eye doctor, nearly 30 million Americans have symptoms consistent with dry eye. Daily patients enter my clinic with complaints of irritated eyes, many are unaware that their symptoms are caused by dry eye disease.

4 Things You Need to Know About Dry Eye Disease

  1. Know the definition of Dry Eye Disease:

Chronic Dry Eye Disease is a change in the overall physiology of the surface of the eye. It has no cure. Chronic Dry Eye is a disease that can be caused by advanced age, contact lens wear, certain medications, eye diseases, other medical conditions, or environmental factors. There are two types of dry eye, reduced tear production due to inflammation and evaporative dry eye, where your tears evaporate from the front surface of your eyes too quickly secondary to meibomian gland dysfunction.

  1. Know the symptoms of Dry Eye Disease:

A dry eye is anything but dry! The symptoms of dry eye disease have evolved over time. The most common symptoms are.

  1. Know your risk for Dry Eye Disease:

Research has shown that 16.4 million people in the United States are diagnosed with dry eye disease. Dry Eye is a multifactorial condition with many risk factors.

The most common risk factors are.

  1. Know Your Treatment Options:

Treatment for dry eye has come a long way. Gone are the days where patients are advised to take artificial tears multiple times per day. Artificial tears are an entry-level treatment plan for episodic cases of discomfort. Tears do not address the root cause of dry eye in most cases.

Advanced Treatment options:

Dry eye disease is a series matter. Constant itching, tearing, redness, burning, gritty eyes with fluctuation in vision is not normal. Let’s normalize treating dry eye. Schedule a try eye evaluation with your nearest dry eye specialist today.

 

Dr. Janelle L. Davison

Optometrist-The Dry Eye Mentor

CEO/Founder Brilliant Eyes Vision Center & Premier Dry Eye Spa

 

 

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Dr. Janelle Davison Dr. Janelle The Dry Eye Mentor is the CEO & Founder of Brilliant Eyes Vision Center & Premier Dry Eye Spa, specializing in Ocular Surface Disease, Dry Eye Disease, and Optometry Aesthetics. She has over 15 years of experience in eye health and prevention.

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