When we think about caring for our bodies and our health in the winter, we often think about wearing layers of clothing for warmth, making sure our skin is covered, and getting exercise despite being cooped up indoors. In addition to taking these seasonal precautions for our health and safety, it’s important to also make…
Of all human behaviors, crying is one of the most unique and curious. In fact, emotional crying is the only physiological function that is exclusive to humans. We cry when we are sad, hurt, tired, frustrated, angry . . . but to what end? Why do we cry? Three Types of Tears As humans, not…
The temperature is dropping and so are the varied Minnesota leaves. While many look forward to autumn’s crisp air, colorful foliage, and pumpkin-flavored . . . well . . . everything, those with allergies face fall with an itchy foreboding. Except – what if it isn’t allergies? Allergies that flare up in the autumn months…
There are a wide variety of eye drops on the market today – each providing a different surface healing benefit. Your Eye Doctor can prescribe eye drops that are right for you and your symptoms.
Pregnancy can affect every part of a woman’s body, eyes included. Blurry vision, dry eyes, uncomfortable contact lenses – these are all common eye problems during pregnancy. Check the list below to learn what may be causing the changes in your vision during pregnancy.
What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome?
A number of factors can lead to dry eye syndrome, including age, eye fatigue caused by computer use or television viewing, reduced tear production and others. Knowing the cause of your unique symptoms is one of the most important steps in treating your discomfort.
Untreated, dry eye syndrome can lead to a degradation of vision, increased pain or ulceration of the cornea.
At Uptown Eye Care, we know how uncomfortable chronic dry eyes can be. We also know how important it is to treat the underlying condition leading to your discomfort.
An unbalanced tear film will be manifest in ocular discomfort and damage to the surface of your eyes. This condition is known as Dry Eye Disease. The best way to measure the extent of this imbalance is to have your eye doctor measure your tear film osmolarity.