Dry eyes in Maspeth can occur anytime of the year, but are most prevalent during the harsh winter weather. Here at Lens Lab Express, we offer the expert professional help you need to mitigate the effects of having dry eyes, typically with simple, non-invasive methods.
The cause of dry eyes in Maspeth is insufficient production of tears and/or poor quality of those tears. You may notice symptoms such as red eyes, sensitivity to light, tired eyes, and blurred vision as the result of time spent working in front of a computer, for example; or discomfort when you put in your contact lenses. There are risk factors that can contribute to the problem. Among them are exposure to wind or smoke. A full examination is in order when you have dry eyes in Maspeth. Two key tests used are one that measures the volume of your tears with blotting strips of paper placed beneath your lower eyelids. And specially dyed eye drops are helpful in determining the quality of your tears. Treatment is most often done with artificial tears, either an over-the-counter version or, if necessary, a prescription strength one that our optometrist will write for you. This combined with some adjustments that you can easily make will help to not only alleviate your current situation but prevent it from returning. You should avoid cigarette smoke, both your own and that of others. You should also avoid wind and air-conditioning to the greatest degree possible. It’s a good idea to wear either eyeglasses or sunglasses to prevent the wind from making your dry eyes in Maspeth worse. You may also want to consider putting a humidifier in your home to add needed moisture to the dry winter air.
Just contact our office and let us book you for an appointment to be examined by our eye doctor. Dry eyes are not dangerous to your long term eye health or vision, but it is a condition that can be frustrating and uncomfortable, as well as causing temporary blurry vision.