Dry Eye

Logos Vision

Silvana Abadeer, OD

General Optometry located in Downtown, Perth Amboy, NJ

Itching, burning, or soreness associated with dry eye can impair your vision and make you feel uncomfortable. At Logos Vision in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, skilled optometrist Silvana Abadeer, OD, and her team offer treatments for dry eye to restore your quality of life. Schedule an appointment by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Dry Eye Q & A

What is dry eye?

Dry eye is a condition that occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough tears to keep them lubricated and moist. Eye dryness can cause irritation, increase your risk of infection, and impair your vision. Treatment with Dr. Abadeer at Logos Vision helps to restore eye moisture.

What are the symptoms of dry eye?

The following signs and symptoms are often associated with dry eye:

  • Light sensitivity
  • Stinging or burning
  • Scratchiness
  • Stringy mucus
  • Redness or watery eyes
  • Feeling like something is in your eye
  • Difficulty with night driving
  • Problems wearing contacts
  • Eye fatigue
  • Blurred vision

If you experience these or other symptoms of visual disturbances or eye health problems, see Dr. Abadeer and her team at Logos Vision for an evaluation. 

What are the risk factors of dry eye?

Anybody can develop dry eye, but the following factors can increase your risk of experiencing it:

  • Contact lens use
  • Being a woman
  • Being older than age 50
  • Poor nutritional habits
  • Dry air
  • Eyelid problems
  • Infrequent blinking
  • Tear gland damage
  • Past laser eye surgery
  • Certain medications or medical conditions

To reduce your risk of dry eye, avoid smoking and being around smoke, use a humidifier in your house, wear protective eyewear outside, and take breaks during long, tedious visual tasks, such as working at your computer.

How is dry eye diagnosed?

To diagnose dry eye, Dr. Abadeer completes a comprehensive eye exam. She might measure tear volume and examine the quality of your tears. She evaluates vision and eye health and asks questions about your medical history and symptoms. Dr. Abadeer may also use imaging procedures to detect or rule out eye diseases.

How is dry eye treated?

Dr. Abadeer tailors each dry eye treatment to your needs. She might recommend:

  • Treating underlying causes of dry eye
  • Prescription oral medications
  • Eye drops
  • Artificial tears
  • Ointments
  • Eye inserts
  • Light therapy
  • Different contact lenses
  • Tear duct plugs
  • Minor surgical procedures

The Logos Vision team works with you to find a dry eye treatment that best matches your needs, lifestyle, and preferences.

Don’t live with dry eye when simple treatment options are available. Book an eye exam with Logos Vision by phone or online today.