What are the symptoms of Dry Eye?

People with Dry Eye may have scratchy, sandy-gritty irritation or burning in their eyes. Initially people may have symptoms when exposed to extremely dry environments such as that seen in airplane cabins or after long days driving in their car, or with contact lens wear. Sometimes there is no irritation but just occasionally redness of [...]

What other factors contribute to Dry Eye?

Many prescribed medications can cause or worsen existing Dry Eye Syndrome. Also many OTC medications, in particular anti-histamines and anti-allergy compounds can exacerbate Dry Eye symptoms. Environmental conditions are also frequently a factor as is climate. LASIK surgery temporarily disrupts the ocular surface/lacrimal gland unit. This condition usually returns to pre-surgical status in 3-6 months. [...]

Is Dry Eye worse in Rochester NY than elsewhere?

Dry is is actually much more common in places that are cold and dry like Rochester NY compared to say Miami FL that is typically warm and humid.  Basically, the cold dry air causes your tears to evaporate at a faster rate and this contributes to Dry Eye.

Can reading & TV or computer viewing cause Dry Eye?

When reading or watching television, the rate that you blink is reduced and this causes the tear film to evaporate leading to dryness of the eyes. This may happen to people they are tired, or have spent long hours watching television or working in front of a computer screen.

How do you treat Dry Eye?

Up until recently the "go to" standard treatment options include over-the-counter artificial tears for temporary dry eye relief, prescription therapies, and punctal plugs.  However, there is a new treatment known as LipiFlow and Robbins Eye has invested in the equipment and necessary training to offer what is an revolutionary treatment regimen for this chronic problem. [...]

What is Dry Eye?

Dry Eye is a disease that, over time, can decrease the eye’s ability to make and/or maintain sufficient quality and quantity of tears for a healthy tear film. It is also known by the scientific name, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, and by other terms such as dry eye syndrome or dysfunctional tear syndrome. The tear film helps [...]