COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAM
DRY EYE EVALUATION BY LICENSED OPTOMETRISTS
Many things can contribute to dry eye such as certain medications you take, inflammatory or immune medical conditions, workplace habits, wind, dry climate, smoke and age. Long term use of contact lenses and refractive surgery can worsen dry eye symptoms.
At your comprehensive eye exam at Eyes on Avenue we look closely at the ocular surface and tear film using high magnification and lighting. We also examine the glands that produce oils for the surface of the eye to ensure they are patent and working adequately. If it is determined that the ocular surface is dry or you are experiencing dry eye symptoms, the optometrist may recommend eye drops, an eye mask, and/or nutraceuticals in order to manage any surface inflammation or improve the comfort of your eyes.