Dry eye is a condition in which the eyes are not able to remain adequately lubricated or nourished because they either don’t make enough tears, or they don’t make quality tears. Dry eye is very common condition that can sometimes be managed with non-prescription medication; typically, artificial tears. However, when it’s non-responsive to over the counter artificial tears and remedies should see an eye doctor at our Ridgewood eye care office.
Dry eye has some very unpleasant symptoms which include: a sensation of something being in your eye, eye redness, a gritty feeling, and stinging and burning. The good news is that you can get relief from your symptoms by seeing an experienced eye doctor at a quality Ridgewood eye care practice like ours at General Vision Express/Lens Lab, Dry eye treatment will vary but for the most part it involves adding tears, conserving tears, increasing tear production and treating the inflammation of the eyelid or the surface of the eyes. Our optometrist can provide treatments to help restore and to maintain the normal amounts of tears in the eyes, which makes the eyes feel more comfortable and helps maintain the health of the eyes. We offer other services aside from dry eye treatment at General Vision Express/Lens Lab. Some of our most common services include: comprehensive eye exams, the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy and cataract care. We also have an optical department with an extensive selection of eyeglasses. We have numerous designer eye frames to choose from. We offer many different lenses such as non-line progressives, high definition lenses, and much more. Our frames and lenses look great and are affordable. We also carry a great selection of contact lenses as well.
If you’re suffering with dry eye symptoms, don’t wait. Contact our Ridgewood eye care office right now to schedule an appointment.