What You Need to Know About Dry Eye

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What you need to know about dry eye:

  • 38% of adults experience dry eye, a lack of tears or poor quality of tears, which can cause irritated or gritty eyes, redness, burning, blurred vision.

Dry Eye can stem from:

  • Age – Those 65 and older
  • Gender – Particularly in women who are pregnant or experiencing menopause
  • Medications or Medical Conditions – Decongestants, anti-depressants, diabetes, thyroid issues
  • Environment – Conditions such smoke, wind or dry climate
  • Technology – Not taking breaks from digital devices

Here are some tips to help alleviate  symptoms:

  • Increase the level of humidity
  • Wear sunglasses to reduce exposure to wind and sun.
  • Use nutritional supplements (if recommended)
  • Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day

Advanced dry eye could damage and impair vision.  Dr. Daniel Yamamoto & Dr. Tracie Inouchi can prescribe treatment to keep your eyes healthy.

What you need to know about dry eye.
What you need to know about dry eye.

 

 

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