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FAQ

Q: What are some of the symptoms of Dry Eye?
A: There are numerous symptoms of dry eye disease, but the most common ones include excess tearing, lack of tearing, burning, redness, foreign body sensation, intermittently blurred vision, and an inability to tolerate contact lenses. If you have any of the above symptoms, and want a professional diagnosis, please make an appointment here.

Q: What can I do to prevent dry eyes?
A: Dry eyes are caused by many factors. If you know you have dry eyes, try to pay attention to what makes them feel better or worse. For example, do not blow your hair dryer directly towards your eyes. Add moisture to the air with a humidifier. Use eye protection outdoors like wrap around sunglasses or other protective eyewear. Be mindful of changes in your environment (traveling). Position your computer screen below eye level. Stop smoking and avoid smoky areas. Supplement with lubricating eye drops and Omega 3 (orally).

Q: What is the examination like to determine whether someone is suffering from Dry Eyes?
A: As part of a regular eye examination we will inquire about use of eye drops and whether the patient has any discomfort or redness which may be dry eye related. We will also take a careful look with the biomicroscope to see if plugged oil glands in the lid or any dry patches on the cornea are present. We often use a yellow stain called fluorescein to see how quickly the tears evaporate. We also look for eyelid issues like blepharitis (inflamed crusty lids) or demodex mites which can worsen dry eye symptoms.

Q: Why do my eyes water if I have dry eye?
A: People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears or have poor quality of tears. As the eyes dry out, they become more irritated and uncomfortable. This often times stimulates the lacrimal glands to produce more tears in response to the inflammation and ocular surface changes. Mild cases of dry eyes can often be managed using over-the-counter artificial tear solutions. These can be used as often as needed to supplement natural tear production.

  Effective May 1st, 2020 we are open for all vision care needs.

We are taking precautions regarding COVID-19 and are scheduling patients spaced out to ensure social distancing. We also are asking patients to wear masks, whenever possible, in the office. If you have been sick, have a fever, or been in contact with anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19 then we ask that you please so not enter the office until you are no longer sick. We also ask, that whenever possible, you try to limit the number of people that come with you to your appointment to only those that are necessary.  

Our hours of operation for the month of May will be

Monday 10-7

Wednesday 9-1

Thursday 9-5 

Saturday 9-1

We will be closed on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.  

Our office will be closed on Saturday 5/9 in observance of the Mother's day weekend and Saturday 5/23 and Monday 5/25 for the Memorial Day weekend.

If it is an emergency and we are closed please email us at boardmanfamilyeyecare@gmail.com