Dry Eye Treatment in Butler, PA
Pennsylvania’s Accredited Dry Eye Center:
Treating patients from Butler, Cranberry, Newcastle, and beyond.
At Stirling Eye Center we are proud to offer the Tear Lab, advanced technology which provides a more accurate diagnosis and treatment of your dry eyes. We also specialize in contact lenses for dry eyes and can guide you on the latest contacts from all the large brands. Our optometrists are passionate about treating dry eyes and will explain clearly and with patience about the treatment options and helpful tips for being dry eye free.
Accredited Dry Eye Center
Our optometrist are proud to offer the most advanced care for dry eyes with out state of the art tear labs accredited dry eye center. Tear Labs enables our optometrists to get a clear reading of the tear film in the eye which enables the doctor to determine the most effective treatment option. With tear lab, you no longer have to live with dry eyes!
What Are Dry Eye Symptoms?
Dry eyes is becoming more common because of our overuse of computers and other digital devices. Digital device use causes the eyes to dry out because blinking is much more infrequent. Some of the common symptoms include pain, a feeling of grittiness as if something was stuck in your eye, and stinging or pain, discharge or tearing
Who Is At Risk for Dry Eyes
- Over 2 hours a day in front of a computer
- Women going through menopause or hormonal change
- Contact Lens wearers
- People on medications or on certain medications
- Working or living in a dry, windy, or polluted environment
Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome is more than just dry eyes.
It is a condition that can include many symptoms that cause discomfort, impair vision and limit your ability to go about your daily life including:
- Watery Eyes
- Light Sensitivity
- Feeling Like Something is in your Eye
- Sandy or Gritty Feeling
- Blurred Vision
- Difficulty Seeing at Night
- Discomfort Wearing Contact Lenses
Our Dry Eye Specialists Can Help!
Our Butler optometrists specialize in diagnosing and treating chronic dry eye syndrome. We will assess your condition to determine the cause of your dry eyes and then find the best solution to relieve your symptoms and restore comfort to your precious eyes.
Based on your condition and the possible causes, our treatment may involve one of the following courses of action:
- Finding the right brand and formulation of artificial tears or prescription eye drops.
- Prescribing Steroid Eye Drops, Antibiotics or Lubricant Inserts.
- Inserting Punctal Plugs—to plug the tear drainage ducts and keep the tear film intact on the surface of eye.
- Warm compress therapy and meibomian gland expression, an in-office procedure that opensblocked meibomian glands which produce essential oils to lubricate the eyes.
- Medication adjustments.
- Adjusting your contact lens prescription or reducing wear during treatment.