Dry Eye Consultation

If you are using artificial tears or rewetting drops throughout the day and if they do not provide lasting relief, its time to address the real issue – dry eye. Dry eye is a condition that can begin merely as a nuisance, but can potentially progress with serious effects, including vision loss. Dr. Vito J. Guario can asses the quality of your tears and evaluate the function of your tear glands, ducts and eyelids to determine the underlying causes of dry eye and develop a treatment plan designed to leave your eyes feeling refreshed.

There are a number of treatment options available for dry eye today including artificial tears, medications and punctual plugs. Punctal plugs are emerging as a treatment of choice for many of our patients who have felt that instilling drops in their eyes everyday has become a nuisance.

Dry Eye Checklist

Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome include:

  • Red Eyes
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Foreign Body Sensation
  • Sandy or Gritty Feeling
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Watery Eyes
  • Occasional Tearing
  • Pain or Soreness in or around eyes
  • Tired Eyes
  • Contact Lens Discomfort
  • Decreased Contact Lens Tolerance
  • Dry Throat or Mouth

Some causes and associated disorders of Dry Eye Syndrome are:

  • Arthritis/Joint Pain
  • Auto-Immune Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Certain Oral Medications
  • Oral Contraceptives
  • Long-term Computer Use