Vision Therapy in Brentwood

Spotting the Signs of Dry Eye

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Understanding the Symptoms

Dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and its symptoms can vary in severity. It's crucial to recognize the signs of dry eye early to seek appropriate treatment and improve your eye health and comfort.

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Common Symptoms to Look Out For

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Experiencing dry eye symptoms can greatly affect your daily life and overall health. These symptoms can disrupt your work, hobbies, and even your ability to carry out everyday tasks comfortably.

The constant discomfort and distraction caused by these symptoms can lower your productivity and overall quality of life. 

Here are common signs that may indicate dry eye syndrome:

  • Dryness:
    A persistent sensation of dryness, grittiness, or eye irritation.
  • Itching:
    Frequent itching or a burning sensation in and around the eyes.
  • Redness:
    Bloodshot or red eyes, often accompanied by discomfort.·
  • Excessive Tearing:
    Paradoxically, your eyes may produce more tears as a response to dryness, leading to watery eyes.
  • Blurry Vision:
    Vision may become temporarily blurred, particularly when reading or using digital screens.
  • Light Sensitivity:
    Increased sensitivity to light, known as photophobia.
  • Foreign Body Sensation:
    Feeling as though something is in your eye.
  • Eye Fatigue:
    Increased eye fatigue, especially during prolonged periods of reading, screen time, or other visually demanding tasks.

Ignoring dry eye symptoms can lead to worsening discomfort and potential complications. Chronic dry eye can damage the eye's surface and increase the risk of eye infections, scarring, and vision loss. Seeking professional guidance if you're experiencing any of these symptoms is crucial.


Dry Eye Diagnosis and Expert Care

When you choose Conn Vision for your dry eye care, you benefit from our expertise in comprehensive diagnosis. We understand that your unique health history and lifestyle can affect your dry eye differently, which is why we practice personalized care tailored to you. Our approach includes:

  • In-Depth Eye Exams

    During a comprehensive eye exam, we evaluate your eyelids, eye surface, and your complete health history and lifestyle to identify potential underlying causes of dry eyes.

  • Tear Assessment

    We conduct a detailed assessment of your tears, measuring their volume and quality. This assessment helps us identify any deficiencies in tear quantity or quality, crucial factors in dry eye diagnosis.

  • Tear Breakup Time

    Using advanced techniques like tear breakup time measurement, we identify specific areas of your eyes where tears may evaporate more rapidly. This information aids in tailoring your treatment plan.

  • Specialized Dry Eye Test: Schirmer Test

    This test involves placing blotting test paper strips on the lower eyelids to measure tear production over a specific time. It helps determine the volume of tears your eyes produce.


Dry Eyes in Brentwood

Our optometry practice in Brentwood

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
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  • Cigna
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  • EyeMed
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Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 12, 2024
Timely, good location and great staff - special shoutout to Dawn for all her help!
- Jan. 25, 2024
I was treated so kindly and the staff was very professional?
- Sep. 09, 2023
Have been going to them for about 5 years. Have consistently received the best services.
- Sep. 04, 2023
Very attentive to my sons and I. Great experience!
- Aug. 23, 2023
Dr. is great and Chris is always so helpful! Staff is so nice! I love coming to my doctor appointme... nts!
- Jul. 07, 2023
They went above and beyond to calculate all of the best options for me with my insurance.
- Jun. 05, 2023
Highly recommend! Dr Krieg is professional yet friendly, knowledgeable and offers alternatives they ... best suit your eye situation and care.
- May. 22, 2023
Excellent and attentive care and service from beginning to end.
- Apr. 11, 2023
This place is amazing! The customer service is out of this world.
- Mar. 05, 2023
Best visit ever!!! I was pleased with the care I received. I will refer any and everyone to Conn Vi... sion.
- Jan. 31, 2023
Great first experience. Easy computer paperwork. Swift testing. Happy with Dr. Krieg and her friendl... y, super helpful staff. Got my lenses ordered for my existing frames and will update this review on delivery of the new RX.
- Jan. 19, 2023
Dr. Krieg took Dr. Conn's place after he retired, and I was very fond of him, but she fid a thorough... and excellent eye examination. I am just as pleased as ever with the friendly, professional and expert eye services. The staff on that office is awesome too, and they price- match on my contact lenses! Highly recommend!
- Dec. 01, 2022
I called for an appointment for a new condition. I was seen promptly and treated correctly.
- Nov. 26, 2022
Simply the best in every way.
- Nov. 10, 2022
Excellent service! I was very pleased with the Doctor and the staff!
- Aug. 29, 2022
Best vision appointment I’ve ever had! Staff was super friendly and nice, communication was clear,... and there was little to no wait.
- Jun. 21, 2022
Fantastic experience. A+ customer service. Top notch technology. Friendly, considerate. Fantastic ex... perience!
- Apr. 20, 2022
I have been a patient of Dr. Conns for 27 Years. He is very professional as well as his staff, knows... the business, able to diagnose accurately along with having the latest equipment. He truly cares about his patients eye care! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND him!
- Feb. 24, 2022
Dr. Conn and his staff provide exceptional service, and Dr. Conn has a great sense of humor!
- Feb. 04, 2022
So thorough and great service! I’ve had several eye exams and no one has given me as thorough and ... educational service as Dr. Conn. Super great.

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Consult Our Dry Eye Experts

At Conn Vision, our experienced eye care specialists are ready to help you find relief from dry eye symptoms. We understand these symptoms' impact on your daily life and are committed to improving your eye health and comfort.

Contact us to schedule an appointment and discuss your dry eye symptoms. Let's work together to find the most suitable treatment and enhance your quality of life.

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