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Dry Eyes Specialist

Yardley Vision Care

Optometry located in Yardley, PA

Dry eyes can be irritating, distracting, and uncomfortable. Yardley Vision Care in Yardley, Pennsylvania, helps you achieve lasting relief. Sheila Maisel, OD, MS, and her team work with patients to find solutions for dry, itchy eyes through in-depth exams and screenings. At Yardley Vision Care, you receive the personalized attention you need. To explore treatments for dry or itchy eyes, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Dry Eyes Q & A

What are dry eyes? 

If you have dry eyes, your eyes might feel sore or sandy. At times, your eyes may sting or burn. Living with dry eyes can be a challenge. Your symptoms may interfere with your ability to work, read, or keep up with your daily activities. 

 Dry eyes are most common in older adults, but symptoms can strike at any age. In some cases, dry eyes are the first symptom of a serious vision problem. An expert evaluation can help you get to the root of your symptoms.


What causes dry eyes?

Your eyes produce tears, which act as a natural lubricant. Tears keep the tissues in your eye moist and healthy. But in some cases, your body may not produce enough tears. 

Dry eyes can be part of the natural aging process. As you get older, your body produces less moisture. Your skin or mouth might also feel dry. Dry eyes can be a side effect of some prescription medications.


How are dry eyes diagnosed?

At Yardley Vision Care, you receive a thorough eye exam. The team examines your eyes for signs of infection or eye disease. They also consider your medical history and review your prescription medications.

The Yardley Vision Care team works tirelessly to find out what's causing your dry eyes. When they do, they create a personalized care plan that delivers relief. 


How are dry eyes treated?

If your symptoms are mild, the team may suggest that you use artificial tears. These sterile eye drops help replace moisture and lubricate your eyes. 

Dry eyes are often a chronic problem. In some cases, they’re even a sign of a serious health concern. Using over-the-counter eye drops can mask your symptoms, allowing the problem to worsen.If your symptoms persist for more than a week, it's best to seek professional care. The sooner you receive expert guidance, the better your chances of recovery.

Some cases of dry eyes need surgery or prescription medication. If your dry eyes are linked to a chronic health condition, you might need to see a specialist. Managing your medical conditions may help bring your dry eyes under control.

At Yardley Vision Care, the team helps you decide which treatment is best for you. They provide ongoing support and guidance. Yardley Vision Care also offers regular checkups and screenings to protect your vision.

Are you struggling with dry, itchy eyes? Yardley Vision Care can help. Call the office today or request an appointment online.


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