Effective Dry Eye Treatment is Available
Dry Eye Symptoms
Do your eyes water and burn throughout the day? Or just feel dry? Perhaps they constantly have a scratchy sensation. It always feels like there is something in your eyes.
Sometimes your eyes may even itch. Some days your vision blurs and your eyes feel tired.
Driving at night has become a challenge. Oncoming headlights blind you.
No matter what you do, your eyes feel uncomfortable. These are all symptoms of dry eyes. And if you have dry eyes, you want relief.
Dry eyes occur when either of your eyes do not produce enough tears, or your tears evaporate too quickly.
Treatment for Dry Eyes
Our doctors at Johansen Precision Eye Care can help you get relief! You will receive a personalized treatment plan after your eye examine by one of our doctors. It’s important to follow your plan in order to protect your eye sight.
Treatment options may include:
- Over the counter lubricating drops
- Warm compresses to help open the tear ducts
- Gentle massaging of the eye lids
- Prescription medications to clear up inflammation
- Supplements to improve eye health
Here are a few other helpful tips to try with your prescribed treatment plan.
- Blink regularly when focusing on a computer screen or printed material.
- Follow the 20-20-20 rule! Every 20 minutes look up from your screen or whatever you are focusing on. Look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
- Move your computer screen lower than eye level. This will help you keep your head down when you view your screen. Your eyes will not open as wide and help preserve moisture.
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and wind.
- Make sure you drink plenty of water too.
Remember. Your prescribed treatment plan is the foundation of your treatment. These tips will provide minimal relief on their own.
Causes of Dry Eyes
You may wonder what caused your dry eyes. The most common causes are:
- Age. If you are over 50, you may be at higher risk of developing dry eyes.
- Woman have a higher risk of developing dry eyes due to hormonal changes during pregnancy and other life events.
- Certain medications or medical conditions can reduce tear production.
Complications of Dry Eyes
Regardless of the cause, it’s important to treat your dry eyes. Your tears are there for a purpose. They protect your eyes.
Lack of tears can increase your risk of eye infections.
If left untreated, your dry eyes will slowly get worst. And eventually dry eyes leads to bigger issues with your eyes.
Severe dryness can also significantly reduce the quality of your life. Reading may become difficult. And difficulty driving at night may limit your activities.
Schedule Your Dry Eye Exam today
Relief is just a visit away. Schedule your appointment today. Call (864) 543-3939 or complete the appointment request form.
Macula Degeneration Supplement
A healthy macula, the central light-sensing area of the eye, is essential for color and clear, crisp detail vision while driving, reading, watching TV, and other daily activities. Although aging increases the probability of degeneration of the macula; research reveals that “free radicals” are the cell-damaging molecular culprits. These “free radicals” are generated in the eye when exposed to UV rays, air pollution, chemical toxins and possibly when exposed to blue light emitting from electronic devices.
Since there is no way to avoid these “free radicals,” the best way to prevent and even reverse this age-related problem of the macula is an abundance of carotenoids. Macuhealth is a supplement with powerful carotenoids and has been shown to fight these “free radicals” and significantly improve vision, and the perception of color and details.
Due to this significant improvement in vision, we now offer and recommend Macuhealth. This supplement features the three powerful antioxidants used specifically in the macula to fight off degeneration; lutein, zeaxanthin, and mesozeaxanthin. These three super carotenoids help protect the macula by neutralizing these “free radicals.” Macuhealth is a powerhouse supplement that supports and improves eye health and function.
TRIPLE CAROTENOID FORMULA
MacuHealth is the only nutritional vision supplement containing all three macular carotenoids: Lutein, Meso-Zeaxanthin and Zeaxanthin in the same 10:10:2 ratio that makes up macular pigment.
CLINICALLY PROVEN TO RESTORE MACULAR PIGMENT
MacuHealth is specially formulated and clinically proven to rebuild and maximize macular pigment over a lifetime, resulting in enhanced visual performance and aid in the treatment and prevention of age-related macular degeneration
Color Contact Lenses
Color contact lenses are a fun and exciting way to change up your appearance. You may prefer a subtle enhancement with a lens that is a different shade of your natural color, or a more striking contrast by using a lens with a vibrant, new color. Regardless of your prescription strength or taste in color, you will need an eye exam to ensure you receive a prescription for the correct curvature, strength and thickness for your eyes. Failure to acquire the correct prescription can result in infections, cuts, bacteria under the lens, scratching, etc.. which can hurt your vision or cause blindness. It is illegal to purchase color contacts without a prescription.
Beware of color contacts that display uneven edges, thickness, or foreign-looking packaging.
Many counterfeit contact lenses are sold online and in small boutique stores. Even if your prescription is 0.00 you still must have an exam and be properly fitted for color contact lenses in order to reduce the risk of infection and possible damage to the eye. Wearing a contact lens with an incorrect prescription can result in eye strain, headaches, and worsening your myopia. Contact lenses are not a “one size fits all” product.
Color contacts can be fun and functional. Most prescriptions can be obtained in colors that lighten or darken your eye color, or make your eyes appear larger or smaller, or dramatically change your color altogether. Color contacts are just as safe as regular contacts as long as you use them properly and get them fitted properly. So have go have fun and try using color contact lenses to give you a new look!!!…
Does Your Child Need Glasses?
Before you say no, let’s look at the statistics. 1 in 4 children need glasses and 60% of learning disabilities have been associated with vision problems. Children often don’t realize that something looks blurry or fuzzy or don’t have the words to express the trouble they are having. Performing an eye exam beginning at age one and then annually after that is the best way to diagnose and treat eye sight issues before they become worse or lead to other problems such as poor performance in school. Eye exams make a huge difference in ensuring 20/20 vision in your child but they also help to ensure the health of your child’s eye. Some medical conditions effecting the eye are often found in young children and should be assessed and treated by a professional. Conditions such as diabetes are frequently accompanied by vision impairment and should be monitored closely to prevent further deterioration. Some signs of vision problems in children include a short attention span, frequent headaches, sitting closer than necessary to the television, rubbing their eyes, eyes not looking in the same direction (lazy eye), or difficultly reading. If your child exhibits any combination of these symptoms they should be evaluated quickly to correct the issue and keep it from getting worse. Many schools no longer offer a yearly vision screening and those that do are not always equipped to properly determine the acuity of your child’s sight. Adding eye exams to your child’s physical assessment should be done in preparation for any sport or activities as vision is imperative to hand eye coordination necessary for these types of endeavors. There are special glasses made for sports that are resilient, protective, and still stylish. Most children who need glasses are apt to wear them as it assists with the games they want to participate and excel in. Parents who don’t require corrective lenses may expect their children to have perfect eye sight as well but, while genetics can play a part in vision issues, this is not always the case. Our eyes and our vision direct all of our actions. Please ensure that your child has their best chance for success in life by having their eyes checked early and often.