Dry Eye Therapy in Smithfield, RI

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Don’t Let Your Eyes Dry Out

Many of us have experienced the annoying feelings that dry eyes can cause. It’s a very common issue in modern life that can have many underlying causes. Dry eyes can stem from simple things like computer screens or more serious diseases.

Understanding the underlying cause of dry eye syndrome is the best way to select an appropriate treatment. Smithfield Eye & Optical offers a range of different treatments so we can go after the source of the problem. If you feel like dry eyes have turned into a constant issue in your daily life, contact us for help.

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What is Dry Eye?

Dry Eye is a common affliction that may perpetually bother you if left untreated. It happens when our eyes can’t get enough lubrication and hydration throughout the day. This can cause a lot of discomfort.

Dry eye syndrome has become such a common ailment that almost everybody has felt it to some degree. But it becomes a problem when symptoms become present during every day normal activities. If you’re experiencing chronic dry eyes, it’s time for a comprehensive eye exam.

Keeping Your Tears Balanced

Different diseases and conditions can cause dry eye syndrome. But dry eye generally happens when these underlying issues cause an imbalance in one of the 3 layers of the tear film.

This is the outermost layer, which consists mainly of oils produced by your meibomian glands. Its function is to prevent the water in your eyes from evaporating. If there’s not enough oil production, or if there’s a different problem with your meibomian glands, your tears will evaporate too quickly and cause dry eyes.

This middle layer of your tear film is responsible for keeping your eyes hydrated and well-nourished. It is sustained by your lacrimal glands. If these glands aren’t bathing your eyes in enough fluid and nutrients, you will likely develop dry eye syndrome.

The deepest layer of your tear film, this layer sits firmly on the surface of your eyes. Its job is to bond your tears to your eyes’ exterior and keep them functioning in the right place.

Specialized Treatment for Your Dry Eye Needs

Dry eye disease has several causes, and its symptoms depend on the source of the problem. Smithfield Eye & Optical offers various dry eye treatments, and we always examine the root causes. This allows us to offer personalized plans for dealing with dry eyes. Get your eyes refreshed today and fight dry eyes!

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Our Location

Our new practice is located in picturesque Greenville, just steps away from the Rally Point Racquet Club.

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600 Putnam Pike, Suite 3
Greenville, RI 02828

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