Don’t Let Dry Eye Control Your Life
Dry eye isn’t just an inconvenience—it’s a persistent discomfort that can profoundly affect your daily life. With temperature fluctuations and the use of A/C and other heating and cooling methods, the struggle against dry eye is all too real. At Chauncey Eye Group, we understand the discomfort of dry eye and are here to provide compassionate relief.Book Appointment
What Is Dry Eye?
Dry eye is a common condition characterized by symptoms such as redness, burning, and the feeling of grit in your eyes. It occurs when your eyes can’t maintain a healthy layer of tears, often leading to discomfort and vision problems. Dry eye is a chronic condition and flare ups can continue to occur until the underlying cause of your dry eye is addressed.
3 Types of Dry Eye
Not all dry eye cases are the same. While the symptoms are usually consistent, the cause may alter the treatment approach we end up taking. There are 3 different types of dry eye:
- Evaporative Dry Eye: The most common type, often linked to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). We can help treat evaporative dry eye with IPL therapy and warm compresses available at our office.
- Aqueous Deficient Dry Eye: This type occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough tears. It can result from various factors, including medical conditions.
- Mixed Dry Eye: A combination of the above types, mixed dry eye requires a personalized approach for effective management.
What Causes Dry Eye?
Dry eye is a prevalent condition affecting people of all ages. It’s so common many people may not even be aware they have dry eye disease. Several common risk factors contribute to dry eye development, including aging, environmental factors like dry climates or constant exposure to air conditioning, and underlying health conditions.
Ocular rosacea, meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), and blepharitis are often associated with dry eye. These conditions disrupt the delicate balance of tears in your eyes, leading to discomfort and irritation. The increasing prevalence of digital device usage has introduced a new risk factor. Prolonged screen time can lead to reduced blink rates and also contribute to dry eye symptoms.
Our Approach to Managing Dry Eye
At The Chauncey Eye Group, we believe in a patient-centered approach to managing dry eye. We take the time to listen—understanding what you’ve tried and determining what could be effective for your unique situation. Our comprehensive dry eye assessments, including Schirmer’s tests and slit lamp exams, allow us to pinpoint the specific factors contributing to your dry eye.
We offer a range of tailored treatments, both at home and in-office, to address your specific needs.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy
IPL therapy is a modern, noninvasive treatment that addresses dry eye by targeting inflammation around the eyes. This technology can offer significant relief, especially for patients with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and blepharitis.
Medicated Eye Drops & Artificial Tears
Our practice provides a variety of medicated eye drops and preservative-free artificial tears to alleviate dry eye symptoms, such as Oasis Tears. Oasis preservative-free eye drops are available to help provide immediate and lasting relief.
Punctal plugs are tiny, biocompatible devices that help retain moisture in the eyes by blocking tear drainage. The procedure is minimally invasive, typically causing little discomfort, but once the plugs are in, most patients don’t feel them.
There are 2 types:
- Temporary plugs are made of biodegradable material, which naturally dissolves in a few months.
- Semi-permanent plugs are made of medical-grade silicone, which can last years.
Oasis Eye Masks & Lid Scrubs
Oasis eye masks and lid scrubs play a crucial role in improving eye hygiene and comfort. These products enhance the cleanliness of your eyelids and contribute to overall eye wellness.
In some cases, oral medications like doxycycline may be prescribed to manage underlying conditions contributing to dry eye. These medications can help address inflammation and improve the overall health of your tear film.
Get Dry Eye Relief
Don’t let dry eye discomfort hold you back any longer. Take the first step towards relief and improved eye health by scheduling an appointment with us today. Our dedicated team at The Chauncey Eye Group is ready to provide you with personalized dry eye solutions so you can enjoy clear, comfortable vision once again.Book Appointment
Come visit our practice on S. Macdade Blvd., between Custer Ave. and W. Gardner Ave. Street parking is available and there are parking lots nearby.
- 30 S. Macdade Blvd.
- Glenolden, PA 19036
- Phone: 610-586-0651
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: Closed
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM