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Spotting the Signs of Dry Eye

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Understanding the Symptoms

Dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and its symptoms can vary in severity. It's crucial to recognize the signs of dry eye early to seek appropriate treatment and improve your eye health and comfort.

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Common Symptoms to Look Out For

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Experiencing dry eye symptoms can greatly affect your daily life and overall health. These symptoms can disrupt your work, hobbies, and even your ability to carry out everyday tasks comfortably.

The constant discomfort and distraction caused by these symptoms can lower your productivity and overall quality of life. 

Here are common signs that may indicate dry eye syndrome:

  • Dryness:
    A persistent sensation of dryness, grittiness, or eye irritation.
  • Itching:
    Frequent itching or a burning sensation in and around the eyes.
  • Redness:
    Bloodshot or red eyes, often accompanied by discomfort.·
  • Excessive Tearing:
    Paradoxically, your eyes may produce more tears as a response to dryness, leading to watery eyes.
  • Blurry Vision:
    Vision may become temporarily blurred, particularly when reading or using digital screens.
  • Light Sensitivity:
    Increased sensitivity to light, known as photophobia.
  • Foreign Body Sensation:
    Feeling as though something is in your eye.
  • Eye Fatigue:
    Increased eye fatigue, especially during prolonged periods of reading, screen time, or other visually demanding tasks.

Ignoring dry eye symptoms can lead to worsening discomfort and potential complications. Chronic dry eye can damage the eye's surface and increase the risk of eye infections, scarring, and vision loss. Seeking professional guidance if you're experiencing any of these symptoms is crucial.


Dry Eye Diagnosis and Expert Care

When you choose Plymouth Family Eyecare for your dry eye care, you benefit from our expertise in comprehensive diagnosis. We understand that your unique health history and lifestyle can affect your dry eye differently, which is why we practice personalized care tailored to you. Our approach includes:

  • In-Depth Eye Exams

    During a comprehensive eye exam, we evaluate your eyelids, eye surface, and your complete health history and lifestyle to identify potential underlying causes of dry eyes.

  • Tear Assessment

    We conduct a detailed assessment of your tears, measuring their volume and quality. This assessment helps us identify any deficiencies in tear quantity or quality, crucial factors in dry eye diagnosis.

  • Tear Breakup Time

    Using advanced techniques like tear breakup time measurement, we identify specific areas of your eyes where tears may evaporate more rapidly. This information aids in tailoring your treatment plan.

  • Specialized Dry Eye Test: Schirmer Test

    This test involves placing blotting test paper strips on the lower eyelids to measure tear production over a specific time. It helps determine the volume of tears your eyes produce.

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- Nov. 04, 2023
Thank you Jaden for for going above and beyond on getting everything fixed with my glasses. I apprec... iate you so much!
- Aug. 09, 2023
We had a great visit with Dr.Bell today! She answered all my questions and was very patient with my ... son. Very impressed with the entire process.
- Dec. 10, 2021
Dr. Bell & Dr. Beard are both Very knowledgeable, caring and explain so that you can understand, and... if you don't understand they will take the time to help you! I have had 2 separate serious eye incidents and they fitted me right in on the day the incidents happened! The office staff has gone above and beyond without my asking. Thank you Plymouth Family Eyecare
- Oct. 09, 2018
My first experience on visiting an eye Dr. here in the USA for over 20 years.Great Dr. staff and ser... vice.Looking forward to seeing them again. Keith
- Apr. 09, 2018
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- Mar. 01, 2018
Dr. Bell and staff are amazing! Always go above and beyond for their patients.
- Feb. 18, 2018
Friendly staff,very helpful and caring
- Dec. 31, 2017
Love love love the team at Plymouth Family Eyecare ! They take great care of my children's eyes 🙂

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Dry Eyes in Plymouth

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  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Consult Our Dry Eye Experts

At Plymouth Family Eyecare, our experienced eye care specialists are ready to help you find relief from dry eye symptoms. We understand these symptoms' impact on your daily life and are committed to improving your eye health and comfort.

Contact us to schedule an appointment and discuss your dry eye symptoms. Let's work together to find the most suitable treatment and enhance your quality of life.

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