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Dry Eye

  • Artificial tears vs. Prescription eye drops

    Some people are hesitant to begin using a prescription eye drop to help manage their Dry Eye Syndrome (DES), hoping that over-the-counter options may be sufficient.  Is there a significant difference in the way artificial tears and prescription eye drops work? Artificial Tears Non-prescription tear drops like Refresh and Systane brands can often give temporary […]

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  • How ceiling fans can make your eyes miserable

    You’re probably one of the thousands of households that runs a ceiling fan in their bedroom while sleeping, especially during the summer months.  While this cool breeze may help you sleep a little better at night, it can cause chronic irritation to the eyes called “exposure keratitis”. Exposure Keratitis Simply put, exposure keratitis occurs when […]

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  • How do medicines affect how my eyes feel?

    Add one more side effect to worry about when taking medicines: dry eyes.  What are the most common culprits? Antidepressants Commonly used antidepressants like Lexapro, Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft can often increase symptoms of dry eye syndrome (DES). HRT The introduction of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has made tremendous improvements in the lives of postmenopausal women. […]

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  • Are eye drops the only way to treat Dry Eye Syndrome?

    Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a complex condition that has many causes, and fortunately many treatment options.  Most treatments revolve around topical eye drops, but for those of you that don’t like putting drops in your own eyes, there can be other options. Omega-3’s Studies have consistently shown that higher intake of Omega-3 fatty acids can […]

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