Daniel Island Eye Care
297 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 101 Daniel Island SC 29492 843-471-2733
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Are You Experiencing Dry Eye Disease?

Dry eye disease (or dry eye syndrome) is surprisingly common throughout the US. Millions of people seek treatment for this issue every year, though exactly how many people are affected is difficult to determine.

What we do know is that dry eye disease is more common in individuals over the age of 50, particularly females.

We also know that dry eye disease is usually caused by the inability of the tear film to properly lubricate the eye. What can vary is why the tear film is failing. Some common underlying factors include:

  • Various medications, including those used to treat high blood pressure, insomnia, anxiety, and allergies
  • Various health conditions and diseases, such as diabetes, lupus, thyroid issues, and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Prolonged or frequent exposure to dry environments, such as airplane cabins
  • Changes in hormone levels, such as menopause
  • Smoking
  • Use of contact lenses

Because dry eyes are a very common experience, many people may not realize that what they are experiencing is not only a chronic condition, but it is manageable.

Symptoms of Dry Eyes

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms on a frequent basis, it’s likely that you have dry eye disease.

Symptoms Include:

  • Burning, irritated eyes
  • Heavy, tired, or fatigued eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Ocular redness
  • A frequent sensation that there is something in your eyes
  • Itchy eyes

Relief From Dry Eyes

Fortunately, because dry eye disease is so common, there are many different types of management strategies. At Daniel Island Eye Care, we have a variety of remedies available for our patients.

Artificial tears and lubricating eye drops are often a good solution for mild cases of dry eyes. If over-the-counter eye drops don’t do the trick, your optometrist can also prescribe drops that actually stimulate tear production.

If your experience with dry eyes is more severe, your optometrist may recommend a lubricating insert. This is a small device placed beneath your lower eyelid which slowly releases lubricant to relieve dryness.

Punctual plugs are also available. These are inserted into your tear drainage ducts to slow the drainage of the tears from your eyes.

There are many different ways to treat dry eye disease. A combination of treatments may even be required, depending on the needs of the person. Hot compresses, specialty eyelid scrubs, blepharitis treatments, and other strategies may prove to be useful.

Whatever the underlying cause, at Daniel Island Eye Care, we will work closely with you to ensure lasting relief and comfortable eyes. Don’t let dry eye disease distract you from your life. Book an appointment today.

Our Location in Daniel Island

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Directions to Our Practice

Our practice is located at the corner of Daniel Island Drive and Seven Farms Drive.

We are next door to Orlando’s Pizza at the Roundabout. We have parking in front and a large parking lot behind our building.

Address

297 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 101
Daniel Island, SC 29492

Contact

Phone: 843-471-2733
[email protected]

Hours

Monday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our Services

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Daniel Island Eye Care is proud to offer an extensive collection of eyewear, including the largest inventory of contact lenses in South Carolina. Come in anytime, and we’ll help you to find your perfect fit.

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