Expert Eye Exams and Eye Care - Eye Associates of Richboro
Eye Associates of Richboro is dedicated to providing comprehensive eye care services for your whole family. We proudly serve Richboro and the surrounding communities. We strive to provide excellent patient service and satisfaction and are a dedicated staff of optometrists and opticians serving all your eye care needs. We pride ourselves in being involved in our local communities.
Some of our specialties include treating dry eye, and fitting special ortho-k contact lenses for those patients with myopia who would like to wake up in the morning and see without contacts or glasses! We also provide consultations for LASIK surgery to advise you regarding the best surgical procedure for your eyes. While eye health is essential, so is looking great! We carry a wide variety of stylish frames and all the latest most technologically advanced contact lenses.
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Q&A with Our Doctors | Dry Eye Syndrome
What is the examination like to determine if someone has dry eyes?
A large part of the examination is finding out what the patient is experiencing and determining the type of dry eye causing the symptoms. We examine the surface of the eye under a microscope to look at the quantity and the quality of the tear film. Additionally, we examine the eyelids and the glands inside the eyelids to insure they are healthy.
What are the typical treatments for dry eyes?
There are a wide range of treatments ranging from over the counter products to specialty laser procedures. Many times using artificial tears and vitamin supplements can help boost the tear film. There are prescription eye drops that can aid in tear production as well as laser procedures for patients with more advanced dry eye.
Are there any recommendations to help people avoid dry eye?
Of course – stay hydrated and making sure you consume enough water each day. Additionally, take breaks from your computer and smart phone. I recommend the 20/20/20 Rule – take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away and blink your eyes. Finally, wearing sunglasses is critical to protecting the surface of the eye and the eyelids from UV exposure.