Dry Eye Treatment

Even without knowing the term “dry eye” or “Dry Eye Syndrome“, if you suffer from it, then you are all too familiar with the soreness, discomfort, and constant misery that can come with dry eyes.
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Fortunately, our staff can bring relief and healing from Dry Eyes to patients from Virginia . Dr. Susan Keene at The Dry Eye Center At Envision Eye Care can treat Dry Eye Syndrome, from mild to severe. Whether it’s an occasional irritant or a debilitating daily problem, we can help.

Diagnostic Equipment And Tools
For Dry Eye

The Dry Eye Center At Envision Eye Care uses the latest diagnostic equipment and tools to quickly and accurately pinpoint the cause and type of dry eye problem you’re suffering from. We don’t just throw any old drops at you either.

We provide custom treatment plans designed to maximize the relief of your dry eye symptoms AND treat the underlying cause of your discomfort.

What Is Dry Eye?

Dry Eye Syndrome can range from a mild irritant to chronic problem. The symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome may include:
  • Dry, irritated, or red eyes
  • Excessive tearing/watery eyes
  • Inflammation
  • Sore or sensitive eyes
  • Itchiness
  • Burning
  • A gritty or pasty feeling in the eyelids
  • Crusty or gunky eyes
  • Blurriness

What Causes Dry Eye?

Dry eyes or Dry Eye Syndrome is a complex condition that can have multiple causes but tends to share common symptoms. Dr. Susan Keene will use the latest technology to assess the cause of your dry eye symptoms in order to provide the best possible care.
  • Poor Tear Quality
  • Meibomian Gland Disorder
  • Blepharitis
  • Poor Tear Volume
  • Age, Gender
  • Environmental Factors & Irritants
  • Contact Lenses
  • Medical Conditions
  • Lifestyle
  • Medications

Contact Us for Dry Eye Relief

If you’re seeking relief for your dry eyes, Dr. Susan Keene can help. The Dry Eye Center At Envision Eye Care serves patients from Marion and Cedar Bluff, Virginia , as well as Bristol, TN.

How Can I Improve My Lifestyle To Prevent and Treat Dry Eye Syndrome?

There are many ways to treat dry eyes. We recommend that you prevent dry eye symptoms before they begin and address lifestyle factors that may be aggravating an existing condition.

Blink a lot, drink plenty of fluids and avoid eye irritants. Maintain a healthy lifestyle with a focus on vitamins like Omega 3. Make sure to use lubricating eye drops if you are taking medication that puts you at risk for dry eyes. Over the counter eye drops for dry eye are widely available.

20/20/20 Rule

During prolonged computer or digital device use, make sure to take a short break every 20 minutes to look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

Keep Hydrated

Drink enough water. Women need at least 91 oz. of water a day and men need even more. Insufficient water intake can directly contribute to a reduced supply of tears, particularly in hot and dry climates.

Healthy diet and Omega 3

A healthy diet is essential for maintaining optimal health. Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to help maintain good vision and eye health, as well as decrease dry eyes symptoms.

Fish and flax are good natural sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, and are available in tablet/supplement form. There are supplements specifically made for dry eyes. These usually consist of Omega 3 with DHA from flaxseed oil, and include vitamin C, vitamin E, Vitamin B6, magnesium, and a variety of other vitamins specifically formulated for patients with this eye condition.

Serving Dry Eye Patients from:

 

Bristol, TN | Marion, VA | Cedar Bluff, VA

Contact Lenses and Dry Eye

The eye requires natural moisture for the most comfortable contact lens fit. If there is insufficient moisture, as in the case of Dry Eye, wearing lenses can feel irritating and uncomfortable. Read on to learn about scleral lenses as alternative corrective lenses for those with Dry Eyes.

Everything You Need to Know About Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Learn about all about Meibomian Gland Dysfunction: the causes, symptoms and treatment options.

LipiFlow Treatment

LipiFlow is an effective doctor-led procedure for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), a major cause of Dry Eye Syndrome. The device applies warmth and gentle pressure to the meibomian glands, liquefying the oil blockage.

Five Patients Share Their Experiences with Scleral Lenses

These patients discuss the benefits they experienced after switching to scleral lenses.

What Causes Dry Eye?

Dry Eye Syndrome can be caused by many factors, such as age, genetics, environment, lifestyle, medications, and the overall medical health of your eyes. This article delineates the most common factors which contribute to Dry Eye Syndrome.

Puffy Eyes or Swollen Eyelids | Marion and Cedar Bluff, VA, and Bristol, TN

Eye allergies can cause a variety of symptoms, where swollen eyelids are certainly one of the most noticeable. Learn about causes swollen eyelids & treatments available.

Dry Eyes & Nutrition

Dry eyes can creep up depending on a variety of factors, so taking an additional step in your nutrition by choosing specific foods or supplements will ensure better results & less dryness.

Dry Eye Technology

Dry Eye Syndrome, referred to as DES, is a chronic eye condition that occurs when the eyes produce an insufficient amount of tears or when the tears lack the essential oils that lubricate the eye’s surface. (This often results in watery eyes and excessive tearing!). A well-lubricated eye blocks foreign bodies or substances from irritating the eye’s surface.

Why Dry Eye Affects More Women Than Men

Women are susceptible to developing Dry Eye Syndrome due to lifestyle choices (such as makeup use) and hormonal changes that occur over a lifetime. Post-menopausal women can further increase their chances when using hormonal replacement therapy.

Blephex for Blepharitis

BlephEx is a technological device that provides powerful and effective treatment for blepharitis Read on to learn how this treatment method can provide you with the relief you need.

Hot Compresses for Dry Eye

Hot compress eye masks provide relief to those suffering from dry eye disease and can also be used to treat blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction.

How To Use a Warm Compress Correctly For Dry Eye

Mild to moderate dry eye symptoms can be relieved at home with the use of warm eye compresses. They are easy to make and can also be purchased at drugstores.

Gritty Eyes

Gritty eyes are characterized by an uncomfortable sensation of having sand in your eyes. They are typically caused by certain eye conditions, such as Dry Eye Syndrome, Sjogren’s syndrome, Blepharitis, and sunburned eyes.