Lanier Law Group, P.A.

866-358-8169

Lanier Law Group, P.A.

877-990-1059

Newark Office

(302) 993-0722

Secondary Office

800-462-8749

Wilmington Delaware

(302) 993-0722

Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly. As a result, you may experience discomfort, irritation, and in severe cases, damage to the surface of the eye. At Lavenburg Medical Group in Elkton, MD, and Newark, DE, we provide eye exams to learn more about your condition and treatment to help you see clearly.

Dry Eyes

Causes of Dry Eye

There are several factors that can contribute to dry eye. One common cause is aging, as tear production tends to decrease as we get older. Other factors include excessive screen time, certain medications, dry environments, and autoimmune diseases.

Symptoms of Dry Eye

The symptoms of dry eye can vary from person to person, but may include:

•             A gritty or sandy sensation in the eyes

•             Redness or irritation

•             Excessive tearing

•             Blurry vision

•             Sensitivity to light

•             Difficulty wearing contact lenses

If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, it's essential to consult with our optometrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Treatments for Dry Eye

Treatment for dry eye depends on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. In mild cases, over-the-counter artificial tear solutions may provide relief by lubricating the eyes and reducing dryness. For more severe cases, prescription medications such as eye drops or tear duct plugs may be recommended to help increase tear production and retention.

In addition to medication, lifestyle changes can also help alleviate symptoms of dry eye. Our optometrist may recommend taking frequent breaks from screens, using a humidifier at home, and wearing sunglasses outdoors to protect your eyes from wind and dust.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today

  If you're experiencing symptoms of dry eye, let our team at Lavenburg Medical Group in Elkton, MD, and Newark, DE, help. After an evaluation, we can create a personalized treatment plan to reduce your symptoms and improve your overall health. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, contact our office at (302) 993-0722 today. When you’re looking for an optometrist near me, we are ready to assist!

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Hours of Operation

Our Newark location is open until 5:30 pm on select Mondays. Patients please call to confirm closing time for our Newark location

Monday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Saturday

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Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
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Sunday
Closed

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