East Bronx eye doctor
Dry eye is a very common eye problem that generally occurs more frequently as a patient ages. Dry eye in itself is not a serious situation, and can usually be easily corrected using some type of prescription eye drops or over-the-counter artificial tears. However, if a patient has dry eyes and it is left untreated, the patient can go on to suffer problems with the cornea, or other parts of the eye, due to constant irritation caused by dry eye. Dry eye can cause your vision to become blurred, or your eyes to feel irritated. If you have any vision or eye problems, you will want to make an appointment to come in and see our East Bronx eye doctor.
At Throggs Neck Optical, we have two expert optometrists on staff who can help you with your dry eye problems. Our two top notch optometrists are Dr. William Guerrero and Dr. Martin Sabesan. They will be able to provide you with a comprehensive eye exam during which time they will be able to detect whether or not you indeed have dry eye. Dry eye occurs for one of two reasons; either there is an insufficient amount of tears being created, or the quality of your tears is not good enough to keep your eyes thoroughly cleansed and nourished. Our East Bronx eye doctor will be able to determine the exact cause of your dry eye and then be able to provide you with appropriate treatment.
Sometimes a patient will feel that they have something in their eyes. You may have previously experienced this feeling when you get a piece of dust or a tiny hair in your eye. However, if you have this feeling in your eye and it does not go away, or you have a constant feeling of grittiness, dryness, or burning in your eyes, this may be a sign of dry eye. Dry eye is a chronic condition which can even cause excessive tearing. Tears are necessary to keep your eyes well lubricated and nourished. If your tears are not sufficient in quantity, or do not have the proper chemical composition, you can develop dry eye. Dry eye can also be caused by taking certain medications, by a dry climate, by exposure to wind and dust, or by a number of general health problems such as arthritis. If left untreated, dry eyes can damage eye tissue, scar the cornea, and impair vision as well as make it very difficult for you to comfortably wear contact lenses. If you would like to meet with our East Bronx eye doctor to see if you have dry eye, and to be properly treated for this condition, contact our office.
Experiencing dry eyes is sometimes a side effect of seasonal changes, but that is not always the case. If you experience any kind of eye related symptoms such as dryness, itchiness, redness or other forms of irritation it is important that you consult an eye doctor in order to make sure that you know what the exact cause of your symptoms are. In some cases, your condition may be the result of dry eye syndrome. Our East Bronx eye doctor here at Throggs Neck Optical, Dr. Guerrero, can help you when it comes to providing an accurate diagnosis.
Dry eye syndrome is actually more serious than it may sound. This condition does not just
mean that your eyes are dry and irritated, it means that you cannot produce sufficient tears. This should not be confused with the idea that you cannot produce tears at all. Instead, this means that the tears your tear ducts produce cannot efficiently lubricate or protect your eyes. The biological reason for your tears is to keep your eyes lubricated, moist, and to protect them from any airborne particles that make it lodged in your eye or beneath your eyelid. Have you ever noticed that your eyes get all watery and teary if you get an eyelash in your eye? This is your body’s defense against particles that can get stuck in your eye and can damage the eyeball itself. Without the proper tears, you’re eye cannot properly defend itself and your eye may be more susceptible to irritating particles such as pollen or dust, and your eye may be more prone to dangerous occurrences such as corneal tears. You may have dry eye syndrome if your eyes are normally dry, irritated, or even red, which can easily be mistaken for eye allergies. If antihistamines, eye drops and other methods are not successful in keeping your eyes moist then you may need to consult our East Bronx eye doctor here at Throggs Neck Optical to discuss dry eye syndrome symptoms and treatment options.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with dry eye syndrome, please visit Dr. Guerrero, our East Bronx eye doctor, here at Throggs Neck Optical as soon as possible. Even if test results show that you simply have eye allergies, getting the proper treatment may mean that you will be able to control your symptoms or even eliminate them. If you want to learn more about dry eyes syndrome symptoms and treatment call us here at Throggs Neck Optical today.
Throggs Neck Optical
3730 E. Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465
Phone: (718) 792-9590
Fax: (718) 792-9606