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Dry Eye Management at Sweeney

Do you ever experience a gritty, burning sensation in your eyes? Or they feel tired and irritated, especially after a long day of staring at screens? These symptoms could be signs of dry eye syndrome, a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. But what exactly causes dry eye, and how can you find relief? 

At Sweeney Eye Associates we understand the discomfort and frustration that dry eye can bring. That is why we are dedicated to not only providing advanced treatments but also educating our patients about the underlying causes. 

What is Dry Eye? 

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Causes of Dry Eye

One of the primary culprits behind dry eye is a decrease in tear production or a change in tear composition. Tears are essential for keeping our eyes moist and comfortable, but various factors can disrupt this delicate balance. Environmental factors like dry air, wind, or smoke can evaporate tears more quickly, leading to dryness. Additionally, certain medical conditions such as autoimmune diseases, hormonal changes, or aging can affect tear production. 

Lifestyle habits can also play a significant role in dry eye development. Spending prolonged periods in front of digital screens can reduce blink rates, causing tears to evaporate faster. Poor nutrition, inadequate hydration, and certain medications can further exacerbate the problem. 

Managing Dry Eye 

For many individuals, managing dry eye involves addressing both the underlying causes and the symptoms. At Sweeney Eye Associates, we offer a range of treatments tailored to each patient’s unique needs. This includes prescription eye drops like Restasis, Xiidra, and Cequa, which help increase tear production and improve tear quality. We also provide personalized recommendations for lifestyle modifications and environmental adjustments to minimize discomfort. Watch the video below to learn more about dry eye management.  

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Schedule a Dry Eye Consultation

If you are struggling with dry eye or any other vision-related concerns, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with Sweeney Eye Associates today. Take the first step towards clearer, more comfortable vision calling our office or requesting an appointment.

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In addition to treating dry eye, Sweeney Eye Associates specializes in comprehensive eye care, including cataract surgery and laser vision correction. Our experienced team is committed to using the most advanced diagnostic and surgical technology to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.