If you have a scratchy or burning sensation in your eyes, you may be suffering from dry eye syndrome. This condition affects more than 30 million people in the United States and can cause soreness, photosensitivity, redness, and blurry vision depending on its severity.
Maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet is essential to keeping your eyes healthy, and may reduce your risk of developing eye conditions. By including foods that contain a wide range of important nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, known as antioxidants, you may be able to avoid serious eye problems.
If you experience the uncomfortable symptoms associated with dry eye syndrome, Northeastern Eye Institute can help. We offer a variety of dry eye treatment options to alleviate your discomfort.
We’ve created the following quiz to help you determine whether you may be suffering from dry eye syndrome. It is based on the Standardized Patient Evaluation of Eye Dryness (SPEED) questionnaire. While this quiz shouldn’t be treated as an iron-clad diagnosis, it can help you identify whether your symptoms are indicative of dry eye syndrome.
While the primary focus of our practice at Northeastern Eye Institute involves caring for your vision and your overall eye health, we also offer oculoplastics services. This is a specialized field of ophthalmology that addresses issues associated with the eyelids and the structures surrounding the eye.
Some oculoplastic services are cosmetic in nature, helping you restore a youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Others are medical in nature, addressing functional issues with the structures of your eye.
Your eyes are very delicate, and they can easily be damaged when they come into contact with a foreign object. For this reason, it’s crucial that you exercise extreme caution when you get something in your eye.
In most instances, this involves something minor such as a dust or dirt particle, a loose eyelash, or a similarly small object in your eye that doesn’t pose any danger to you. In these cases, you can most likely remove it yourself very carefully. However, you should seek medical treatment if something more serious enters your eye.
Eye exams are a crucial part of your health routine. These important visits ensure that all vision issues are detected in their earliest stages. At Northeastern Eye Institute, we have a team of highly trained ophthalmologists and optometrists who have extensive experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of vision conditions. By visiting one of our offices regularly for an eye exam, you can maintain the best possible vision.
The frequency of your eye exams varies based on a variety of factors, including:
The most common factor impacting the quality of your vision is genetics. Vision conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are caused by irregularities in the shape of your cornea that are associated with your genetic makeup.
However, your genetic makeup isn’t the only thing impacting your vision. Many of the actions you take on a daily basis can have a negative impact on your vision. Over a prolonged period of time, these actions can potentially result in deteriorated vision and eye health issues.
Northeastern Eye Institute is proud to announce that Dr. Joseph Shovlin has recently been named the Top Optometrist in the country by the National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF). The NKCF is an outreach program established by the UC-Irvine Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.