Dry Eyes

Dry Eyes services offered in Brooklyn and Flushing (Entrance on 37th Ave) , NY

Dry Eyes

If dry eyes feel irritating, painful, or blur your vision, see the experts at NY Partners Ophthalmology in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens and Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, in New York City, in New York City. Sophia Siu, MD, and the skilled team offer dry eye treatment to restore moisture, comfort, and health to your eyes. Call the NY Partners Ophthalmology office to schedule an eye exam, or use the online booking feature today.

Dry Eyes Q&A

What are dry eyes?

Dry eyes, or dry eye syndrome, can cause reduced moisture in your eyes. The condition often results due to a disruption in the tear layer that coats the surface of your eyes.

Genetic conditions and environmental factors can cause dry eyes, which may feel crippling when left unaddressed. 

The NY Partners Ophthalmology team has many years of experience treating dry eyes and uses the latest advances in technologies and treatments to produce superior, long-lasting results.

What are the symptoms of dry eyes?

The common symptoms of dry eyes include:

  • Redness
  • Dryness
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Tearing 
  • Blurry vision
  • Eye irritation
  • Crusting of your eyelashes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Eye fatigue

You might feel as though you have something in your eyes when you don’t or experience blurry vision while reading, watching television, driving, or looking at a computer. Dry eye symptoms range from mild to severe.

What are the risk factors for dry eyes?

The risk factors for developing dry eyes include:

  • Aging
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid problems
  • Neurologic conditions
  • Hot or dry climates
  • Wind
  • Dust
  • Allergies
  • Eyelid inflammation
  • Eye injuries
  • Previous eye surgery
  • Infection
  • Contact use
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD)

The cause isn’t always entirely clear, and more than one risk factor can contribute to dry eyes.

How are dry eyes diagnosed?

The NY Partners Ophthalmology team diagnoses dry eyes after reviewing your symptoms, eye health history, and medical history. They complete vision testing, a comprehensive eye exam, and diagnostic tests that may include blood tests or tests that evaluate the quality and quantity of your tears.

How are dry eyes treated?

NY Partners Ophthalmology offers numerous treatments for dry eyes, including:

  • Gels
  • Ointments
  • Artificial tears
  • Nasal sprays
  • Warm compresses
  • Eyelid hygiene
  • Punctal plugs
  • Eye inflammation reduction
  • Prescription eye drops
  • Omega-3 foods or dietary supplements
  • iLux2®
  • OptiLight

iLux2 is a treatment that gently unblocks glands using heat and intensive oil gland compression to restore a healthy tear film.

OptiLight is a light-based therapy that’s FDA-approved for dry eye management. OptiLight can also reduce brown spots and redness on your eyelids and surrounding areas. It lessens abnormal blood vessels, dry spots on your corneas, and inflammation.

Call the NY Partners Ophthalmology office to obtain relief from dry eyes, or use the online booking feature today.