Dry eyes is one of the most common and oftentimes frustrating conditions to experience.
Some symptoms of dry eyes can be irritated, gritty, scratchy or burning eyes; a feeling of something in your eyes; excess watering; and blurred vision. If you wear contact lenses, you may find them moving around often or feeling uncomfortable. Advanced dry eyes may damage the front surface of the eye and impair vision.
Dry eyes can develop from a multitude of reasons including:
- Age and gender
- Medications (antihistamines, blood pressure medications, antidepressants, etc..)
- Medical conditions (Sjogren's, rheumatoid arthritis, etc..)
- Contact Lens wear and history of LASIK
- Environmental conditions such as exposure to wind, smoke, low humidity levels from central air conditioning
Our doctors will evaluate and pinpoint the cause of your dry eyes to determine the most effective treatment plan. Often times, dry eyes are related to allergies or other inflammatory process occurring concurrently. Our doctors will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the best course of action in your case. In some cases, recommendations for artificial tears will suffice. If more aggressive treatment plans such as punctal plugs or prescription eye drops are needed, our doctors will discuss what to expect and perform all follow up care appropriately.
901 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 205
(2nd Floor, inside Lenscrafters)
New York, NY 10001
Monday - Friday: 10am-7pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Walk in's and urgent care visits welcome!