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St. Johns Eye Associates

Treatment of Dry Eyes in St. Johns, FL

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Are your eyes constantly drying out—even when you are not outside? Do you find that it is hard to keep your eyes hydrated throughout the day? Then you might be dealing with dry eye, which is a painful medical condition that many people throughout the country suffer from. St. Johns Eye Associates provides treatment of dry eye in St. Johns, FL, so that you can put a stop to this pain without delay. Whether you are dealing with evaporative dry eye, aqueous deficient dry eye, Meibomian gland dysfunction, or simple eye irritation, we have the eye care solutions for you.

What causes dry eyes? Well, typically it occurs when your eyes either do not produce enough tears or when your tears are evaporating too quickly. Unfortunately, dry eye doesn't just go away by itself overnight either. It is a chronic condition that, when left untreated, could end up having negative effects on your health. Luckily, this condition is treatable with the help of our optometrist.

Do You Need a Dry Eye Treatment?

Millions of people from throughout the world suffer from some form of dry eyes. Sometimes, these symptoms are very noticeable, but that isn't always the case. For instance, some sufferers might think their discomfort is a result of allergies or getting a small, foreign object in their eye. However, when your eye irritation is a persistent problem, it is time for you to speak to our optometrist about receiving treatment for dry eye.

You do not have to go through life dealing with irritated, uncomfortable eyes. Furthermore, you do not need to spend money constantly purchasing new eye drops to combat itchiness or redness. Instead, come to our office and speak to our optometrist to find out if you need a dry eye treatment. We provide you with the personalized attention necessary to help you fully understand your situation and how we are going to treat it. Not sure if you need treatment? There are a variety of symptoms associated with dry eye to look out for, including:

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Redness
  • Discharge
  • Discomfort
  • Sensitivity to Light
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Dry Eye Care That Works for You

There are many different dry eye care options available to you, depending on the severity of your case. Do you wear contacts? Well, our optometrists can adjust the number of hours you wear them or the brand to help alleviate your issues. Another option for helping you with your dry eyes is over-the-counter eye drops.

Sometimes, however, these treatments aren't enough to help you avoid your dry eye problems. That is when we provide some of our advanced techniques, including the LipiFlow dry eye treatment by TearScience. This clinically proven procedure was created by doctors and is easy and painless. It simply uses heat to massage the glands in your eyelids, while we make sure the eye itself is properly protected. You won't believe how much better you will feel after this short, 12-minute treatment.

Conjunctivitis and What to Do If You Have It

Conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye, is an infection that can be caused by a virus or bacteria or a foreign object or liquid in the eye. It can also be caused by allergies and is highly contagious when sharing items that come into contact with an infected eye.

Some common symptoms include redness and itchiness, tearing or discharge, as well as a feeling of grit in the eyes. While complications of this infection are not serious, it can cause serious vision problems. At the first sign of symptoms, it is best to contact our office so we can properly diagnose and start a treatment plan.

Treatment of Eye Allergies 

Many people are not aware of how to treat eye allergies, or that they can be treated effectively. While some allergies can effectively be treated with easily accessible over-the-counter drops, there are times when a stronger medication is needed to achieve relief from itchy, watery eyes. This is where we can help you put a stop to the frustration of airborne sensitivities.

Known as ophthalmic antihistamines, this eye allergy treatment can be used as a gel or drops which are placed around or into the eye. It is an effective therapy to help alleviate and prevent issues with the eye caused by airborne allergens.

Contact us to begin the treatment of dry eye issues. Our dry eye care is available to patients located throughout the communities of St. Johns, St. Augustine, Julington Creek, World Golf Village, and Bartram Park, Florida, as well as the surrounding areas.