Doctors Of Optometry
Dr. Craig K. Small 37 Herschel Street, Caribou, Maine 04736 (207) 496-5111 491 Main Street Presque Isle, Maine 04769 (207) 764-5111
Caribou Office: (207) 496-5111 Presque Isle Office: (207) 764-5111
Dry eye is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears or have a poor quality of tears. Dry eye is a concern and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults.
What causes dry eyes?
Do I suffer from dry eyes?
Check yourself - the most common dry eyes signs and symptoms include eye fatigue, excessive tearing, and difficulty wearing contacts, increased sensitivity to light, mucous in or on the eyes, as well as an overall feeling of discomfort and dryness of the eyes. Dry eyes are a common condition that affects millions of Americans.
If dry eyes are left untreated, it can lead to discomfort, ulcers, damage to the corneal and a possibility of some vision loss.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms listed above please contact our office. The doctors of Family Eye Care & Mavor Optical will develop a treatment plan based on your individual eye health needs.