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.

RESOURCES & ARTICLES

RESOURCES

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Definitions

WebMD
Dry eye is a common condition. Learn more from WebMD about causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Mayo Clinic – Dry Eyes

Dry Eye Shop

eMedicine – Dry Eye Syndrome & Causes

LASIK

USA Eyes
LASIK Information & Referral to Certified LASIK Doctors

LASIK New York, New York
Lasik and Corneal Surgery Associates in New York, NY

Rosaceans

Rosaceans
Web site has a wealth of information on rosacea and offers products and a diet to assist those who suffer from Rosaceans.

Sjögrens Syndrome

Sjögren‘s Syndrome

Sjögrens Syndrome Foundation

Sjögren’s Syndrome from Medicine.net

Sjögren’s Syndrome from Medline Plus

Sjögren’s Syndrome from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Medline Plus – Medical Encyclopedia

Ophthalmology Management – Taking on Dry Eye
Doctors share their successful strategies in treating this Dry Eyes Syndrome.

Eye Care Products

Eye Care Products for Sore Red Eyes, Glaucoma, Allergy and More
Develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals, surgical equipment and devices, contact lens care solutions and other vision care products that treat diseases, disorders and other conditions affecting sore, red eyes.

Eye Contacts – Australia
An online contact lens shop selling cheap contact lenses Australia wide. They have a huge range of colored contact lenses, special effects contact lenses, one day lenses, monthly lenses, toric lenses and bi-focal and multi-focal contact lenses.

Sunglasses
Their goal is quite simple: to provide an outstanding selection of the highest quality designer eyeglasses and sunglasses at exceptional prices to our customers.