Dry Eyes can affect people of all ages.


Symptoms of dry eye include some or all of the following:

  • Dry sensation
  • Burning or stinging
  • Scratchy, gritty feeling
  • Itching
  • Fluctuating or blurry vision
  • Excess tearing (watery eyes)
  • Excess mucous discharge
  • Irritation from wind
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Irritation from smoke
  • Redness
  • Tired eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Lid infections
  • Eyelids stuck together upon awakening

Additionally, there are other factors such as your environment, digital device usage, diet, hormones, auto-immune disease, and laser surgery (LASIK/PRK) that can exacerbate dry eye symptoms.

There are different forms of dry eye, though over 80% of dry eye is caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). The type of treatment you require will depend on the type of dry eye you have. The doctors at Doublevision Eye Care can determine the precise combination of therapies you will need to treat your dry eye.

Some of the treatments that are used to treat dry eye include:

  • Over-the-counter eye drops/lubricants
  • Hot compresses
  • Lid Hygiene
  • Prescription eye drops (restasis, xiidra)
  • Punctual plugs
  • Moisture chamber goggles
  • Blinking exercises
  • Omega 3 Supplements
  • Meibomian Gland Expression
  • IPL (intense pulse light) for MGD
  • Lipiflow for MGD

If you think you are suffering from dry eye symptoms, please schedule an evaluation for Dry Eye Syndrome with the optometrists at Doublevision Eye Care to determine which of our many treatments might be the best fit for your situation.

To book a comprehensive eye exam at Doublevision Eye Care of Valley, Alabama, or Double Vision Eyecare of Columbus, Georgia, contact us today.

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Valley, AL 36854

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