Dry Eye


Comfort your eyes with effective treatments for dry eye.

Aging, environmental conditions, certain medications, overuse of computer screens, wearing contact lenses, and other conditions can all contribute to dry and irritated eyes. Luckily, there are many options available to control and treat dry eye for healthier vision. Our expert team at Ophthalmology Associates of Western New York will work with you to find the cause of your dry eye and develop the treatment that’s right for you.

Symptoms of Dry Eye

Dry eye can cause a variety of symptoms, such as:

  • A stinging or burning sensation
  • Redness or irritation
  • A gritty feeling upon blinking
  • An excess of tears as the eyes overcompensate for dryness

When left untreated, dry eye can cause discomfort and decreased vision.

Treatment Options

Dry eye can be effectively treated with a variety of lifestyle changes, such as taking breaks from looking at screens throughout the day, drinking more water, and adding omega fatty acids to your diet.

However, some cases will require the help of an eye care professional. You may need to use prescription eye drops that improve tear production and quality. The insertion of punctal plugs can block the drainage canal that removes tears from the eyes, leading to improved moisture and comfort. We understand how painful dry eye can be and have helped many patients experience relief — our doctors can work with you to determine the best treatment method for you.

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Make dry eye a thing of the past.

Tear production plays an important role in the health of your eyes and quality of your vision. If you’re experiencing symptoms of dry eye, we’ll find the right treatment to nourish and comfort your eyes for your best vision.