Are Dry Eyes Disrupting Your Day?

Come visit our optometrist for your treatment for dry eyes in Portsmouth, NH

Dry eye symptoms can be mild to debilitating, and very frustrating. If you experience occasional or mild dry eye symptoms, then over the counter eye drops might be sufficient. However, if you are experiencing extreme dry eye discomfort, our doctors at Excellent Vision have the solution for you. Our trained optometrist will examine your eyes and explore which options are best for your condition. We have new state-of-the-art equipment and updated products so we can determine the cause and the most efficient solution for your dry eye syndrome.

Although dry eyes is a chronic condition and the management of it is an ongoing process, our dry eye treatments make management much easier. Our Portsmouth, NH optometrists will prescribe you a treatment for dry eyes that will keep your eyes healthy and comfortable for days to come. It is important to ensure proper eye care before your vision is affected or impaired.

Call us at 603-430-5525 today to discuss your dry eye syndrome treatment in Portsmouth, NH.

Symptom Checklist

Symptom Checklist

If you experience any of the symptoms below, you may have the condition known as Dry Eye. If the causes and symptoms apply to you please contact our doctors for an evaluation and treatment.

  • Dry Sensation
  • Scratchy, Gritty Feeling
  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Itching
  • Excess Tearing (watery eyes)
  • Mucous Discharge
  • Irritation from Wind or Smoke
  • Redness
  • Tired Eyes
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Contact Lense Discomfort
  • Contact Lense Solution Sensitivity
  • Soreness
  • Lid Infections/ Sties
  • Sensitivity to Artificial Tears
  • Eyelids Stuck Together at Awakening

Treat your dry eyes to the care they deserve

If you are unsure what solution might be best for your eyes, visit our office. After your testing, our optometrist can determine if you have dry eyes and advise you on your treatment options. A multitude of factors can cause to you experience dry and itchy eyes. You may need dry eye syndrome treatment in Portsmouth, NH due to:

  • Aging: As we age, tear production decreases. Men and women of any age can be affected. However, after menopause and during pregnancy, women are especially susceptible.
  • Contact Lenses: Wearing contact lenses often increases tear evaporation. This can result in irritation, increased protein deposits, infection, and pain. Cry eye has been shown to be the leading cause of contact lense discomfort. 
  • Medications: A variety of common medications reduce tear secretion. These include decongestants, antihistamines, diuretics, beta-blockers, sleeping pills, antidepressants, pain relievers, and alcohol. 
  • Environment: Occasional or continual exposure to various environments can reduce eye lubrication. These include sunny, dry or windy conditions; areas with heaters, dehumidifiers, fans or air conditioners; work settings (i.e.; areas with chemicals or hair dryers), high altitudes, smoke or air pollution and sand, dust or airborne pollen.
  • Auto Immune Disease: Auto Immune Disease can be accompanied by a dry mouth and dry eyes. This combination of symptoms is call Sjogran's Syndrome
  • Laser eye surgery
  • Surgery on or around your eyelids
  • Vitamin A deficiency
  • Other serious diagnosis' and illnesses



Don't wait any longer to treat your dry eye symptoms. Call Excellent Vision in Portsmouth, NH today at 603-430-5525.

About Tears

The human eye is lubricated by two kinds of tears produced by glands in the upper and lower eyelid.


• Constant Tears are continuously formed to lubricate the eye and contain natural antibiotics to help fight infections.
• Reflex Tears are produced only in response to irritation, injury, or emotion and help rinse the surface of the eye.


A balance is necessary between the two types of tears to ensure that your eyes are comfortable and protected. When constant tear flow is reduced, there is irritation that can cause excessive reflex tearing ("watery eyes"). These excess tears lack the oil needed to keep from evaporating and do not lubricate the eye. A lack of tears, improper lubrication, or tears draining too quickly from the eye result in a condition known as Dry Eye. Dry Eye is a common problem that is easily diagnosed.


Tears can be reproduced by using eye drops called artificial tears. They replace the moisture that is missing and lubricate the eyes. They temporarily soothe dry eye symptoms. However, they can also wash away the natural, infection-fighting tear film. For many people, artificial tears do not offer relief and are impractical.

Treatment

There are a wide array of dry eye treatments including, but not limited to, artificial tears, prescription eye drops, oral medications, lid scrubs, tear duct closure (punctal plugs), and various in office procedures. A full evaluation with one of our doctors is necessary to determine which treatment modality may be best for you.


Learn More About Our Advanced Treatment Options
• Blephex: https://youtu.be/lNQO_h6C1qE
• IPL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpqS8qxZwvA&feature=youtu.be
• Pelleve Thermalid: http://www.pelleve.com/
• True Tear: https://www.truetear.com/