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Dry Eyes Specialist

Negrey Eye Associates

Ophthalmologists & Eye Surgeons located in Havertown, PA & Media, PA

As many as 49 million Americans — up to 15% of the population in the United States — currently struggle with dry eye syndrome, also known as dry eye. Chronic dry eyes can be uncomfortable and inconvenient, but Negrey Eye Associates can help. As a small, patient-first eye care practice, Michael Negrey, MD, and his well-trained staff can diagnose and treat dry eye effectively in a comfortable environment. There are two offices in Havertown and Media, Pennsylvania, so call the one nearest you or book an appointment online now.

Dry Eyes Q & A

What is dry eye?

Dry eye is a condition that happens when you have too little eye lubrication or lack good-quality tears. In addition to frequent eye dryness, you may also have eye issues including: 

  • Burning
  • Soreness
  • Grittiness
  • Itchiness
  • Redness
  • Tiredness
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurry vision

If you don't get treatment, you could end up with lasting corneal damage.

What causes dry eye?

There are many possible causes, including hormone changes, chronic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, dry climate, some medications, and long-term contact lens wear. 

Computer vision syndrome, brought about when you view a digital screen like a computer for extended periods, can cause dry eye along with headaches, neck pain, and other issues. 

How is dry eye treated?

Negrey Eye Associates offers personalized dry eye treatments such as:

Eye drops

Eye drops come in many forms, including artificial tears, tear stimulators, and anti-inflammatories.

Eye inserts

Very small eye inserts called Lacrisert® fit under your bottom eyelid. These daily-use inserts dissolve gradually, lubricating your eye. 

Punctal plugs

Punctal plugs are collagen or silicone plugs that slide into your tear ducts. They help you retain eye moisture. Punctal plugs can last from a couple of days to a few months.

There are additional options like warm compresses, eyelid massage, and special contact lenses made just for dry eyes. At Negrey Eye Associates, you get a highly effective treatment plan that’s designed for your unique needs. 

How can I prevent dry eye?

Prevention starts with understanding the reason for your dry eyes. Negrey Eye Associates offers dry eye education to help prevent recurrence after your treatment. 

For example, if you have computer vision syndrome, you can benefit from short breaks to retrain your gaze every 20 minutes or so. 

Negrey Eye Associates can relieve your dry eye, so call the office nearest you or use online scheduling now.