When it comes to taking care of yourself, it’s important to remember your eye health. While it’s important that you see your eye doctor in the event of an emergency, that shouldn’t be the only time you get a checkup. Here at General Vision Express/Lens Lab, our Ridgewood optometrist can provide you with the comprehensive care you need on a regular basis. At our Williamsburg, Brooklyn state-of-the-art eye care practice, our staff provides a wide variety of optical services, from helping you find the right eyeglasses to dealing with chronic concerns like dry eye.
Dry eye doesn’t sound too serious, but it may be more of a concern than you realize. Dry eyes can be situational, occurring when you’re in a really dry room or when there is a particularly strong gust of wind outside, but when dry eyes are a common occurrence then you need to make sure that you have the condition looked at. Dry eye syndrome is actually a long-lasting condition that can cause other serious problems with your eyes. As the name suggests, dry eye syndrome is a condition where your eyes often feel dry. This is due in part to insufficient or inefficient tears. Either your eyes are not producing enough tears or the tears that your ducts make are not adequately moisturizing your eyes. It’s important for your eyes to stay moist for comfort as well as for health. Dry eyes can leave your eyes defenseless against foreign objects like dust and dirt. There is a reason your eyes tear up when you get something in them – this is to flush out the foreign body and protect your eye from damage or bacteria. Here at General Vision Express/Lens Lab, our Ridgewood optometrist can provide you with the exam needed to find the cause of your dry eyes before it gets any worse.
Medicated eye drops and other lubricants may be prescribed by our Ridgewood optometrist in order to help your eyes stay moist and to help encourage your eyes to produce better tears. If you are suffering from dry eyes, just visit us here at General Vision Express/Lens Lab for the care you need to protect your eyes.