1606 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda, NY 14150
Dry Eye


Dry Eye

Dry eye syndrome refers to a breakdown in the quality and/or quantity of tears to moisten, cleanse and protect the eyes. Symptoms and signs of dry eye include; sandy, gritty feeling, burning sensation, sensitivity to light, redness, excessive tearing and inconsistent blurry vision.

Treatment for dry eye varies depending on the severity of the symptoms. It may include high quality artificial tears, medicated eye drops, warms compresses, eyelid hygiene, and/or a procedure involving expressing the meibomian glands.

Omega-3 supplementation in the form of fish oil or ground flax seed is helpful in the dry eye that involves meibomian gland dysfunction. For your convenience we have high quality pharmaceutical grade fish oil (Nordic Natural) available in our office.