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What Is a Dry Eye Exam?

A woman experiencing dry eye syndrome rubbing her right eye.

Most of us know the discomfort of tired, dry eyes after a long day looking at a computer screen or battling seasonal allergies. But for many, this is more than a passing issue—it’s a chronic condition that can make even daily activities a struggle. Your optometrist can help you find relief from dry eye symptoms, […]

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Can Dry Eyes Cause Headaches?

A young woman sitting at a desk with her laptop and holding her glasses in her left hand as she rubs her eyes.

Dry eyes can be a real nuisance and, if left untreated, can lead to more serious issues. When your eyes don’t produce enough tears or when your tears evaporate too quickly, dry eye disease can cause eye strain, redness, blurred vision, and, in some cases, headaches.  The relationship between dry eyes and headaches is complicated, […]

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Do Scleral Lenses Work for Dry Eye?

A woman inserting a scleral lens.

Dry eyes are a common condition affecting nearly 4 million Americans. Dry eye symptoms include a burning, gritty sensation in the eyes, redness, blurry vision, and increased sensitivity to light. These symptoms can be uncomfortable and debilitating, making it challenging to do daily tasks, especially those requiring prolonged visual focus, like reading, computer work, or […]

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10 Ways To Prevent Dry Eye in the Winter

Woman having dry eye discomfort because of the harsh winter air.

Winter is just around the corner! And while the cold, snowy months bring us many reasons to come together and enjoy each other’s company, they’re also notorious for those unique worries that seem to almost melt away during the spring and summer. No, we’re not just talking about shovelling the driveway and dead car batteries […]

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