Dry Eye Doctors in Alabama

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Get Treatment For Dry Eye at EyeCare Associates

Each Alabama EyeCare Associates location is staffed with highly trained dry eye specialists who use the latest technology to conduct thorough eye exams to help diagnose and treat a variety of eye conditions. 

Dry eyes can be a chronic condition. Your EyeCare Associates Alabama eye doctor can prescribe a dry eye treatment plan to keep your eyes healthy and prevent your vision from being negatively impacted by this condition.

Understanding Your Dry Eye Treatment Options

Find Dry Eye Treatment in Alabama

EyeCare Associates has eye doctors at each of our Alabama locations who can provide treatment for dry eye and many other eye conditions.

We have over 30 eye clinics across the state of Alabama. This gives you access to affordable eye care no matter where you live. Many of our locations are conveniently located near the cities of Birmingham, Hoover, Huntsville, Mobile, and Tuscaloosa.

What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye syndrome is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Dry eyes can be uncomfortable, and the lack of tear production can lead to inflammation and damage to the eye if left untreated. 

In EyeSight Foundation’s 2021 Alabama Eyecare Provider Census, Alabama optometrists estimated that dry eye affects 36.8% of their patients. 

In some cases, dry eyes can be caused by a Meibomian gland dysfunction, which means the eye cannot produce enough oil. The eye doctors at EyeCare Associates can help diagnose the root of the problem.

Dry Eye Symptoms

If you suffer from dry eyes and experience any of the following symptoms, schedule an appointment with one of our Alabama eye care professionals:

  • redness

  • blurred vision

  • dryness, stinging, or burning feeling in your eyes

  • light sensitivity

  • discomfort/difficulty wearing contact lenses

EyeCare Associates' team of experienced dry eye doctors will work with you to determine the best preventive care and treatment options for your dry eyes. 

Schedule an appointment at your local EyeCare Associates if you’re experiencing any problems with your vision as it may be a sign of a more serious condition.  

Who Experiences Dry Eye?

Anyone can suffer from dry eyes, but it’s most commonly seen in:

  • Women

  • People over 50

  • Those with a Vitamin A deficiency

  • Contact lens wearers

Tear production can lessen as you age and it’s also common for women to have a lack of tears. For those with a Vitamin A deficiency, not consuming Vitamin A enriched foods reduces moisture in the eye and increases dryness.

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Schedule an Appointment Today to Diagnose & Treat Your Dry Eyes

Dry eye can cause a lot of discomfort if left untreated. The doctors at EyeCare Associates can help diagnose, discuss options, and create a treatment plan. Click to schedule an appointment for an eye exam to treat dry eye.

Frequently Asked Questions about Dry Eye

What Causes Dry Eye?

Dry eye is caused by decreased tear production, commonly caused by a Vitamin A deficiency, allergies, certain medication conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, contact lenses, and harsh environments. Environments that have a large amount of heat, smoke, or wind are more likely to create dry eye in patients.

What Are the Common Symptoms of Dry Eye?

Listed below are the most common symptoms of dry eye:

  • Redness

  • Blurred vision

  • Dryness

  • Stinging

  • Burning feeling in your eyes

  • Light sensitivity

  • Discomfort/difficulty wearing contact lenses

What Can EyeCare Associates Do To Help?

The experienced Alabama dry eye doctors at EyeCare Associates will help determine the cause of your dry eye and develop a treatment plan to improve your comfort and overall eye health.