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Untreated Chronic Dry Eye Disease May Have Potential Consequences

 

Potential Consequnces of Chronic Dry Eye

  • Damage to the front surface of the eye
  • Increase risk of eye infection
  • Effects on your vision

Symptoms Of Chronic Dry Eye

  • Uncomfortable contacts
  • Dryness, itching, burning
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurry vision
  • Watery eyes

The following quiz has good questions your eye doctor should know about your eyes

  1. Do you ever experience dry, itchy, or watery eyes?
  2. On a scale of 1-10, how comfortable are you  5 minutes after you insert your contact lenses in the morning
  3. On a scale of 1-10, how comfortable are you 5 minutes before you remove your contact lenses at the end of the day?
  4. Do you use eye drops to try to make your lenses more comfortable?
  5. Are you bothered by changes in your vision throughout the day?

If your answer is yes to most of these questions, ask your eye doctor for a Chronic Dry Eye exam. The exam and cost of any treatment may be covered by your medical health insurance and not your vision plan. Don't wait until your annual eye exam, ask your eye doctor for a medical appointment today to find out if you have Chronic Dry Eye.

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