According to the National Health and Wellness Survey, 16.4 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with Dry Eye. It's also believed that many more millions have Dry Eye but have yet to be properly diagnosed. This issue is especially prevalent here in our home state, Colorado. Due to the high elevation and climate, Dry Eye is very common in Colorado. Dry Eye is a multifactorial disease meaning it can be caused by a variety of factors such as:
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Dry Eye can also be caused by various environmental factors such as aging, smoking, electronic screen usage, contact lens wear, and dryer climates like here in Colorado.
Symptoms of Dry Eye
The patients that we see who have Dry Eye typically have eye burning, irritation, redness, tearing, or that sandy feeling in their eyes. These symptoms are usually exacerbated after more time has been spent outdoors or with more electronic screen usage. Some experience dryness in the morning, and some have dryer eyes that progress throughout the day. Whatever it may be, these are distracting and can cause significant issues and pain down the road.
Carbon Valley Eye Care is specially trained in diagnosing and treating Dry Eye by utilizing the latest in both diagnostic equipment and treatment options.
The latest in Dry Eye technology
Here at Carbon Valley Eye Care, we utilize the latest in diagnostic equipment and treatment options. At our office, we are using the MiBoFlo Thermoflo device, which is an innovative tool for reducing and alleviating dry eye syndrome. This is a safe and painless procedure that utilizes heat to help liquify your viscous or dried-up tears.