Eye dryness is common, bothersome, and sometimes associated with a medical condition in need of treatment. If you’ve been experiencing severe or long-lasting dry eye symptoms, see Richard Levine, MD, for a comprehensive exam. He’s pleased to offer effective diagnostic and treatment options for people in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, at Cliffside Laser Eye and Cataract Center, an accredited Dry Eye Treatment Center. To make an appointment, call the office, or use the convenient online scheduler.
Perpetual or frequent eye dryness is a common condition that happens when your tears don’t provide enough lubrication. This can result from various factors, including:
To determine if your symptoms require treatment, Dr. Levine conducts an exam. He measures the degree of dry eye with the TearLab® Osmolarity System. He may also measure your tear volume with the Schirmer’s test, which uses blotting, and test the quality of your tears using special dyes.
Treatment for dry eyes depends on factors such as the underlying cause and the severity of your symptoms. Possible treatment options include:
While mild dry eye syndrome may be controlled with over-the-counter drops, medical care is essential if you have:
Dry eyes may cause complications over time, such as:
Seeing Dr. Levine for prompt diagnosis and care can minimize these risks.
Sometimes home care, such as over-the-counter drops, can improve eye dryness on its own or paired with medical treatment. If your symptoms are severe or long-lasting, however, see Dr. Levine.