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Get Proactive and Winterize Your Dry Eyes!

Frigid temperatures, gusty winds and cold, dry winter air outdoors combined with warm, dry air indoors from heating systems can make the winter months an especially challenging time for dry eye sufferers. Complaints of dry eye symptoms definitely intensify this time of year, but patients don’t need to continue to suffer unnecessarily with dry, itchy, […]

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Powerful Relief for Dry Eye and Other Ocular Surface Conditions

Many people suffer from chronic, recurrent eye pain and blurry vision caused by advanced Dry Eye Disease and other ocular surface conditions that cause inflammation. In many instances, treatments such as drops, ointments, and prescription drugs provide temporary relief, but fail to provide lasting, long-term recovery patients need. One leading-edge treatment option for these patients […]

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Is It Dry Eye Disease or Just Allergies? How to know for sure and find relief either way!

Dry, itchy, irritated eyes are not uncommon among people living in the mid-Atlantic region in early fall. Ragweed allergen levels start to peak around this time and people who are allergic start to exhibit symptoms. With public awareness increasing of Dry Eye Disease, many patients wonder if they are experiencing allergies or something more. What […]

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Scleral Contact Lens Technology – a Game Changer for Many Patients

If you are a Dry Eye sufferer who has tried other therapies with limited success or are having complications following an eye surgery, there is an innovative solution you may not be aware of – scleral contact lenses. Scleral lenses are also a good option for patients who need a high-powered prescription contact lens, who […]

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The Link Between Dry Eye and Mental Health Challenges 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month You may be surprised to learn that there’s a link between Dry Eye Disease and poor mental health. Medical Optometry America is shining a spotlight on the often-overlooked mental health challenges linked to Dry Eye Disease – a condition that up to 50% of all Americans will deal with […]

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What Is the OptiLight by Lumenis & How Can It Manage Your Dry Eye?

Dry eye disease is a widespread and common issue for up to 49 million Americans. This chronic condition can have a significant impact on your quality of life, causing a foreign body sensation in your eyes, pain, blurry vision, and dry or watery eyes. Untreated, it can even lead to further eye health complications.  Despite […]

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New Nasal Spray for Dry Eye Offers New Treatment Option

MOA is among the first eye care centers in the country to offer Tyrvaya, a new FDA-approved nasal spray designed to stimulate natural tear production and offer relief for Dry Eye sufferers. If you suffer from Dry Eye, you know that drops are often part of the equation to managing the disease, but they can be […]

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Itchy Eyes and Crusty Lids? It could be Demodex

Many Americans are unaware of a startling fact: right now, there are likely several thousand microscopic mites living on your face. The tiny pests, called demodex, live in the pores of the skin and are most active during the night when they feed on oil produced by glands and skin cells around the eyes. While nearly […]

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Can Too Much Screen Time Cause Dry Eyes?

Woman touching her eyes as she suffers from dry eye caused from her laptop while working at night in dark

It’s not a coincidence if your eyes feel dry and irritated when you spend too much time on your computer. If you’re already diagnosed with dry eye, the rigours of a routine in the digital age can increase symptoms. If your eyes are constantly dry, red, and inflamed, it’s best to see an optometrist for […]

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