Do your eyes feel dry and irritated? Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions in the United States. Lifetime Eyecare in Jenison, Michigan, is a Certified Dry Eye Center of Excellence. Allen Smith, OD, Nicole Gdowski, OD, and provide a broad range of proven dry eye treatments, including TrueTear™, LipiFlow®, and beyond. You don’t need to suffer any longer. Call today or book a consultation online.
Dry eye syndrome (DES) occurs when you don’t produce enough tears, or the tears you make are of poor quality.
Dry eyes feel uncomfortable and may burn or sting.
In some situations, your dry eyes feel worse, such as on an airplane, in an air-conditioned room, or after staring at a computer screen for hours. Dry eyes can make everyday activities less enjoyable.
Dry eyes may be brought on by a malfunctioning gland, eye allergy, or a health condition. Tears are necessary to lubricate and nourish your eyes. Left untreated, dry eyes may damage your cornea and cause other eye-related issues.
Dry eyes often cause scratchy, stinging, and burning sensations in your eyes. Other signs and symptoms include:
You also may experience watery eyes, as if your eyes are trying to wash out a foreign object.
Dr. Smith and Dr. Gdowski diagnose dry eyes through a comprehensive eye exam. They will:
Once your doctor has determined the source of your dry eyes, they suggest treatment options that are right for you.
Dry eye treatments are designed to maintain good eye health by restoring a normal amount of tears in the eye, minimizing dryness, and relieving uncomfortable symptoms.
Eye drops are typically the first step to relieve your symptoms. However, Lifetime Eyecare offers a broad array of innovative dry eyes treatments to provide you with long-lasting relief.
If you’ve struggled with chronic dry eyes, you can rely on Dr. Gdowski and Dr. Smith at Lifetime Eyecare for long-lasting and effective treatment. Call today or book a consultation online.