Dry Eye Disease

Dry Eyes in Children

September 1st, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

The pencils are sharpened. The supplies are ready…but are your eyes ready for the new school year? The number of students complaining of dry eye syndrome is growing. While dry eye still predominantly affects older individuals, dry eyes in children are a growing complaint, as the number of children and college students now suffering from the disease …

Dry eye treatment

August 11th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Dry eyes are uncomfortable. If you have dry eyes, your eyes may sting or burn. If you’ve had signs and symptoms of dry eyes, see your eye doctor to diagnose the type of dry eye you have. This will allow you and your doctor to determine the best treatment plan to meet your individual needs. …

What is dry eye?

August 4th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Dry eye, also known as dry eye disease, is a condition in which the tears do not provide adequate lubrication for the eye. It ranges in severity from mild irritation to a sight-threatening disease. There are two major categories of dry eye: Aqueous deficient dry eye disease represents a diminished production of water and therefore …

Remind Dad to care for his eyes

June 16th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Father’s Day is a great time to show dad how much you care by reminding him to take care of his eyesight. Your eyes are an important part of your health. To help keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best follow these simple steps: Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Visiting …

Summer Dry Eyes: Why are my eyes itchy and red?

June 8th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Sun, chlorine, salt, dry, hot days and air conditioning. All of these elements can contribute to dry eye syndrome, a group of disorders in which either you don’t produce enough tears, or you have unstable tears or excessive tear evaporation. Dry eyes are uncomfortable. If you have dry eyes, your eyes may sting or burn. Signs …

May is Healthy Vision Month

May 11th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Millions of people living in the United States have undetected vision problems, eye diseases and conditions. Regular eye exams are important for maintaining good eye health. A comprehensive dilated eye exam is a painless procedure in which an eye care professional examines your eyes to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, many of …

Dry eyes or allergies?

March 29th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

When we think of spring and eyes we tend to associate it with allergies and dry eye symptoms. Dry eyes are uncomfortable. If you have dry eyes, your eyes may sting or burn. Signs and symptoms, which usually affect both eyes, may include: A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes Eye redness Eyes …

Computers and eye strain

March 17th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Today, almost every work place is fitted with computers. One of the biggest problems of continued and persistent computer use is eye strain. Many people who use computers for long stretches of time tend to complain about symptoms like dry eyes, blurry vision and eye strain. While it might not be feasible to cut down …

How to deal with dry eyes this winter

January 27th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Dry eye syndrome is a group of disorders in which either you don’t produce enough tears, or you have unstable tears or excessive tear evaporation. A common mistake that people make is confusing allergy symptoms with dry eye symptoms. Both conditions cause your eyes to sting or burn, feel scratchy, become irritated and perhaps tear excessively. Although the …

What is dry eye?

November 17th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Dry eye, also known as dry eye disease, is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide enough lubrication for your eyes. There are two major categories of dry eye: Aqueous tear-deficient dry eye is a disorder in which the lacrimal glands fail to produce enough of the watery component of …

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