Do your eyes often sting or itch? Notice your vision is blurry or your eyes seem to be leaking mucus? You may be suffering from a very common condition known as dry eyes. In fact, it is estimated over 3,200,000 Americans are currently suffering from dry eye disease. Our eyes are designed to produce tears at varying levels. However, some people do not generate enough tears to keep their eyes healthy and hydrated. Various factors such as lifestyle, health and even medications can increase a patient’s risk of developing dry eye syndrome. Think you may suffer from dry eyes? Contact Philip E. Stein, OD in Arizona today for your appointment!
Not sure if you may suffer from dry eyes, allergies or some other condition? Classic symptoms of dry eyes that patients report include eye irritation, itching, stinging, blurry vision, and even mucus production. Many patients report having excessive tearing at times which is typically in response to the discomfort being experienced.
Age has a big impact on dry eye disease as well due to the fact that tear production tends to decline as we age. Many health conditions such as diabetes or even Sjögren’s syndrome can also cause symptoms of dry eye. Interested in scheduling an examination for dry eyes in Arizona? Give us a call right away.
Not sure if you suffer from dry eyes? During your comprehensive eye examination at Philip E. Stein, OD, your eye doctor will be able to diagnose dry eye. Both the amount of tears present, as well as the quality of tears need to be evaluated. Diagnostic eye drops may be used to check for any areas of dryness on the eye surface. Differentiating between dry eye and allergy eyes will also be evaluated.
At Philip E. Stein, OD we offer various Arizona dry eye treatment options which might include eye drops and/or prescribing very specific nutraceuticals. Not all nutraceuticals are equal. The most common ones found in most drugstores are not as bioavailable nor as efficacious as the formulations recommended at the doctor’s office. Specifically, Dr. Stein recommends the products manufactured by PRN Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals. Dry Eye Omega Benefits (DE) and Dry Eye Liquid are highly absorbable and bioavailable to improve the quality of the tear film. The following link will lead you to a very easy to understand, interesting video which explains scientifically why PRN products are superior to the typical over the counter preparations. It shows a dramatic experiment which illustrates these facts. The video is approximately 4 minutes in duration.
The link below makes it very easy to order these products directly to your home with free shipping. Avoiding dry air, wind, allergies and tobacco smoke can also help to reduce symptoms.
Ready to manage your dry eye in Arizona? Schedule your appointment with Philip E. Stein, OD today!