Learn About Dry Eye
With our Dry Eye Seminar coming up on Saturday, May 6, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some additional information about dry eye – a highly treatable condition affecting over 3 million people in the United States.
What is Dry Eye?
In simplest terms, dry eye is when your eyes either don’t produce enough tears or don’t produce the quality of tears necessary to properly lubricate the eye. Tear production or tear quality can change with age, certain medical conditions, or if glands aren’t functioning properly. Environmental factors, such as dust, wind, and dry weather, can also affect tear production.
Another cause of dry eye that we’re seeing more frequently is coming from increased use of computers, tablets, smart phones, video games, and other electronic devices. These days nearly everyone spends the majority of their day staring at a screen. When we are staring at something for a long time, we often blink less. Blinking provides nourishment to your eyes so when we blink less, we can experience dry eye.
Dry Eye Symptoms
Dry eye is an uncomfortable condition and may cause stinging, burning, a gritty/scratchy feeling, excess tearing, and difficulty wearing contact lenses.
At our Dry Eye Seminar on Saturday, May 6, Dr. Glen Elliott will explain how dry eye occurs and discuss various treatment options. Attendees will also have the opportunity for free meibomian gland screenings and a chance to win a free LipiFlow treatment.
To learn more or to reserve your space at our seminar (seating is limited), please RSVP by Monday, May 1 by calling 717-552-2218 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 6th | 10:00AM
Ludwick Eye Center
825 Fifth Avenue, Suite 102
Chambersburg, PA 17201