Dry Eyes & Floaters: What’s the Connection? When eye floaters are sneaking into your sight, you might be wondering if your dry eyes are the cause. Dry eyes can cause various symptoms, and many can impact your vision. Visiting Eye Rx for an eye exam or dry eye therapy can diagnose your eye health and […]
Are Over-the-Counter Eye Drops Safe?
Red, irritated, or dry eyes can reduce your ability to focus and affect your quality of life. Your eyes need comfort to get your work done for the day, and you don’t need to visit your eye doctor to achieve this. Many use over-the-counter eye drops for temporary relief, but are these safe to use? […]
Restasis vs Xiidra: Which is Best for Dry Eye?
Anybody who has experienced the itchy, irritable sensation of dry eyes has probably tried using drops to relieve the pain. But did you know your eye doctor can prescribe specialty eye drops specific to treating those symptoms? Xiidra and Restasis are prescription eye drops designed for people with dry eye. Let’s explore what dry eyes […]
Does Menopause Cause Dry Eye?
Menopause comes with many changes. Hot flashes are a well-known side-effect of menopausal changes to your hormone levels, but one that’s not as well known is dry eye syndrome. As we age, male or female, tear production decreases, meaning the natural level of your tears goes down. Dry eye therapy can help in various ways, […]
12 Medications That Can Dry Out Your Eyes
Dry eye therapy is designed to provide some relief from the symptoms of several types of dry eye. But not all dry eye is the same. Dry eye is more a collection of symptoms than the single result of one thing. It generally falls into two groups: evaporative dry eye and aqueous-deficient dry eye. Sometimes […]
The Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis & Dry Eye
Many of us rub our eyes when we’re tired, and you might know firsthand how itchy and uncomfortable that can be. But some people have that sensation all the time. Itchy eyes, blurry vision, mucus buildup or sensitivity to light are some unpleasant symptoms of dry eye. Dry eye is something we see in our […]
What Causes Light Sensitivity (Photophobia)?
What is Photophobia? Light sensitivity, or photophobia, is pain or discomfort caused by light. Photophobia literally means fear of light (photo meaning “light” and phobia meaning “fear of”). It’s not an eye disease, but photophobia can be a symptom of a variety of conditions, including dry eye, cataracts, and laser eye surgery. Depending on the […]
Dry Eye & Contact Lenses: Do They Mix?
Should You Leave Your Contact Lenses in the Dust? It seems natural that if you suffer from dry eye, you should stick to your glasses and ditch your contact lenses for good. However, in today’s eye care landscape, that is considered an antiquated school of thought. Recent advancements in dry eye therapy allow people with […]
The Science Behind Dry Eyes
Everyone has likely experienced dry eyes at some point in their life. Everyday factors like a long day of work or windy weather can leave our eyes feeling less than ideal, but this feeling should be temporary. Chronic dry eye, however, is a condition that affects your eyes constantly. While constant dry eye is frustrating, […]