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The term 'dry eye' might seem straightforward, but it is a complex condition with various underlying causes and symptoms. Dry eye occurs when your eyes don't produce enough tears to stay adequately lubricated, or when the tears evaporate too quickly. This lack of proper lubrication can cause a myriad of symptoms, including irritation, redness, and a gritty feeling in the eyes.
“Dry eye” refers to a complex condition with various causes and symptoms. Dry eye occurs when your eyes don't produce enough tears to stay adequately lubricated, or when the tears evaporate too quickly. Symptoms of dry eye can including irritation, redness, gritty feeling, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, or even tearing. These symptoms can severely impact your day-to-day activities, making it difficult to work, drive, or even enjoy leisure activities.
If you have binocular vision abnormalities, strabismus, convergence insufficiency, or amblyopia, you are not alone. Any of these can affect your daily activities, making simple tasks like reading, focusing, and eye coordination difficult. For help with these ailments, you can turn to vision therapy.
Eyesight is an invaluable gift that many people often take for granted. Various factors, including aging-related changes and environmental elements, can affect the sharpness of your vision. Fortunately, there are easy ways to maintain good eye health and prevent vision problems. Below are essential tips for keeping your vision sharp.
Individuals with refractive errors have several options to help improve their vision and eye health. Many choose to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses as they are practical and effective. Both can correct vision problems like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Eye care professionals recommend prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses after an exam identifying vision problems.
At Mid-Modern Eyecare, we are free from Vision Plans dictating patient care. Because of this, we can offer higher-quality eyeglasses at lower prices. We use a family-owned lab right here in the Midwest to custom manufacture our lenses, and we carry a wide variety of eyeglass frames that start at just $70. When I started wearing glasses 27 years ago, I remember eyeglass frames costing in the range of $100-$200! Again, we can provide more options because we are not locked into selling patients only eyeglass frames from manufacturers owned by the companies owning the Vision Plans.
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One main factor in dry eye disease is poor tear quality, but what on earth does that mean? We all have oil glands at the base of our eyelashes, but for most of us, those glands are plugged up and not producing good oil. Many dry eye treatments aim to improve the quality of the oil these glands produce.