The incidence of dry eyes increases as tear chemistry changes with age. In most cases the rate of tear evaporation increases and the ability of our tears to spread evenly over the surface of our eyes decreases especially when we stare at a computer, work in a place with dry heat and dry air conditioning, have laser eye surgery or take medications. Having a dry surface triggers an inflammatory response which may give a dry, sandy-gritty feeling or burning sensation.
This is an update to help you understand the current understanding of vitamin supplements as they relate to eye health and Macular Degeneration.
The most current groundbreaking news is that Archives of Ophthalmology Feb 2012 published that 1,500 IU of Vitamin A and 0.2g Omega 3s per day over four years gave Diabetic patients and persons with Retinitis Pigmentosa a 50% slower decline in vision saying that Vitamin A helped with Rod replacement and Omega 3s helped deliver Vitamin A to Cones.
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A Hot and/or Cold Compress for eye comfort.
Use a hot compress to manage blepharitis, dry eyes, recurrent ‘styes’ and to maintain good lid hygiene. A cold compress provides relief to itchy eyes during the allergy season. When used appropriately, a hot or cold compress always feels good.
The world of contact lenses continues to evolve. It is amazing how the number of choices advance so that you can have better, safer and more convenient options to choose from. Our practice has a long history of fitting contact lenses since they were first introduced in the 1950s. Our doctors are continually invited to participate in industry and FDA monitored research studies.