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Are there days when your eyes feel like the sands of the Sahara?
That’s because over 10 million Americans suffer from dry eyes.  The disease is 40% more prevalent in women than men because of hormonal changes due to pregnancy, birth control, menopause, and a higher incidence of auto-immune diseases.  In fact, 60% of post-menopausal women suffer from dry eyes.  The incidence of dry eye is also escalating in men due to environmental conditions at work and anti-hormonal drugs for the treatment of prostate problems.

Many newly advanced and effective treatments are available for dry eyes and Dr. Wilde offers them as a blanket of defense against the disease.  These treatments can improve your condition and leave you in the comfort you deserve. 

Why suffer any longer when Dr. Wilde can alleviate your symptoms?
Tear System Dysfunction, or Dry Eye, is the most common medical reason people visit their eye doctor each year.  If there are not enough lubricating tears on the surface of your eyes, you may experience uncomfortable symptoms such as dryness, redness, itching, burning, and watering.  Pain and irritation are common as well.  When left untreated, severely dry eyes may lead to chronic infection of your eyes and eyelids, corneal ulceration, scarring, and permanent vision loss.

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How can Dr. Wilde provide you with relief?
With the wide variety of treatments available including artificial tears, medications, nutritional supplements (Dr. Wilde recommends MaxiTears Dry Eye formula), environmental and dietary changes, and punctal occlusion, Dr. Wilde can help you achieve long-lasting, moisturizing protection.  For contact lens wearers who suffer from Dry Eye, new lenses are available that allow for a moist, comfortable fit.  His thorough eye examination will reveal the best course of action and which treatments are best for you.  Only a doctor experienced in the treatment of dry eye, like Dr. Wilde, can determine your individual needs and therapeutic options.

Call us today to schedule an appointment and be on your way to moist, comfortable dry eye relief!