Dry eye is a condition in which the eyes can’t remain adequately lubricated or nourished because they don’t make enough tears, or they don’t make quality tears. Dry eye is very common condition that can sometimes be managed with non-prescription medication. Typically, artificial tears are used. However, when the condition doesn’t respond to store-bought remedies, you’ll need to see a Milesburg eye specialist.
Dry eye has some very unpleasant symptoms which can include some or all of the following: a sensation or feeling like something is in your eye, eye redness, a gritty feeling, and stinging and burning. Fortunately, you can get relief from your symptoms by seeing an experienced Milesburg eye specialist like ours at our practice. Dry eye treatment will vary but for the most part it includes adding tears, conserving tears, increasing tear production and treating the inflammation of the eyelid or the surface of the eyes. A professional optometrist like our expert, S. Candace Covey, O.D. can provide treatments to help restore and to maintain the normal amounts of tears in the eyes. This will help to make the eyes feel more comfortable and helps maintain the health of the eyes. We offer other services aside from dry eye treatment at our practice. Some of our most common services include: comprehensive eye exams, the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and conditions like glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. We also have an optical department with an extensive selection of eyeglasses including many designer eye frames to choose from. We offer many different types of eyeglass lenses and much more. Our quality frames and lenses look great and are affordable. We also carry a good selection of contact lenses as well.
If you’re suffering with dry eye symptoms, don’t wait. Contact our office right now to schedule an appointment with our Milesburg eye specialist.