Did You Know?

Persons with dry eyes often report excessive tearing. If the body senses that your eyes are too dry, it will make more tears to compensate.

Each eye contains a punctum on the lower lid near the nose. This punctum is a hole that drains tears from the eye. Like any drain, it can be plugged to prevent the fluid from draining out.

Punctal plugs can improve vision in dry eye patients.

Punctal plug insertion is a quick in-office procedure and is completely reversible.

Did You Know?

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Wearing your contact lenses overnight greatly increases your risks of developing a corneal ulcer.

An estimated 60 million people have dry eyes.

Wearing contact lenses for extended periods of time can cause dry eyes.

People who sleep with their eyes partially open or people with Bell's Palsy are at increased risk for dry eye syndrome.

Did You Know?

If you raise your chair at your computer desk a little so that you are looking down at the computer screen, you will decrease the evaporation of your tear film by reducing the exposed ocular surface area.

Fish oil, particularly Salmon oil and Flaxseed oil contain Omega 3 Fatty Acids which has to be beneficial for many aspects of the body, not just someone suffering with dry eyes

Eye or eyelid surgery can alter the quantity, quality or distribution of your tear film.

Medications such as antihistamines, oral contraceptives, beta-blockers, diuretics, and mood-stabilizers can exacerbate dry eye symptoms.

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