Eye examinations are vital to your overall health, not just the health of your vision. A thorough eye examination at Optical Visit can determine whether you have any developing signs of underlying eye or health conditions and can help prevent the worsening of any such illnesses. Our New Rochelle eye doctor knows the importance of routine tests and screenings. These can shed light on conditions you may not know you even had, such as dry eye syndrome.
Dry eye syndrome is actually a fairly common eye ailment. It is a disturbance or disorder of the tear film. It occurs when tears are not properly produced by your tear ducts, thus failing to properly lubricate the surface of the eye. This can cause inflammation and can even make you more prone to developing ulcers or corneal abrasions which can get infected and even affect your overall vision. Permanent loss of vision due to dry eye is uncommon, but dry eye syndrome can lead to other conditions that affect the eye and its vision, as mentioned previously. This can affect the ocular surface of the eye and result in various symptoms and additional, extraneous conditions if left undiagnosed or untreated. In order to prevent any of these occurrences, as well as the general discomfort that comes with dry eye, it is important to have a yearly exam with our New Rochelle eye doctor. A thorough eye exam with Dr. Ellen Cotler, OD here at Optical Visit can help determine whether you have dry eye syndrome or any other underlying eye condition.
You should also consider making an appointment with Dr. Cotler here at Optical Visit if you develop any sudden signs or symptoms of dry eye. These can include light sensitivity, foreign body sensation, blurred vision, redness or pain in the eye, as well as the feeling of something scratchy or gritty underneath the eyelid and on the surface of the eyeball. Another symptom may be excessive tearing which results from massive amounts of irritation. A visit with our New Rochelle eye doctor can help provide you with the comprehensive eye care and advice you need, as well as alleviate you of any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing.