Q: How do I know if I have Dry Eye?
A: Dry eye can cause quite a few symptoms, anything from the eyes actually feeling dry to the eyes watering often, or having a burning, itchy, or irritated feeling. One of the most common symptoms is the eyes feeling gritty or like something is in your eye. Most people will often experience blurred vision since the tears, which comprise the outermost surface of the eye, are unstable.
Q: What are some of the symptoms of Dry Eye?
A: There are numerous symptoms of dry eye disease, but the most common ones include excess tearing, lack of tearing, burning, redness, foreign body sensation, intermittently blurred vision, and an inability to tolerate contact lenses. If you have any of the above symptoms, and want a professional diagnosis, please make an appointment here.
Q: I suffer from Dry Eyes. Are there contact lenses that would be helpful for my condition? Are these “specialty fit” lenses?
A: There are specialty lenses specifically made for patients who suffer from conditions that cause severe forms of Dry Eye Syndrome, including Sjogren's Syndrome, although some may benefit from simply switching to newer and healthier soft contact lenses or changing replacement schedules. Your eye doctor can determine which choice is right for you based on your needs and the severity of DES.