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Age-Related Dry Eye: Causes and Solutions

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Addressing the Challenges of Dry Eyes As We Age

As we age, our bodies undergo various transformations, including changes in our eye health. One common age-related condition that many individuals encounter is dry eye syndrome. Understanding the factors contributing to this condition and how to manage it effectively becomes increasingly crucial as we age.

Dry eye syndrome in older adults often arises from a combination of factors related to aging and other external influences.

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Exploring Age-Related Factors Contributing to Dry Eye

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  • Tear Gland Function

    Our tear gland function may decline as we age, leading to reduced tear production. This decrease in tear volume can result in dryness and discomfort.

  • Environmental Factors

    Seniors may encounter different environmental conditions that exacerbate dry eye symptoms, such as increased indoor heating or air conditioning systems.

  • Medications That Can Cause Dry Eye

    Certain medications commonly prescribed to older adults, such as hypertension tablets, can have side effects that contribute to dry eyes. It's essential to understand how these drugs may impact your eye health.

  • Underlying Medical Conditions

    Age-related health conditions, such as diabetes or autoimmune diseases, can also increase the risk of dry eye syndrome. Managing these conditions is integral to overall eye health.


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- Apr. 18, 2024
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- Apr. 18, 2024
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- Mar. 23, 2024
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- Mar. 20, 2024
Very professional and knowledgeable.
- Mar. 18, 2024
Thorough eye examination and assessment.
- Jan. 18, 2024
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- Jan. 10, 2024
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- Jan. 06, 2024
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- Jan. 06, 2024
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- Dec. 27, 2023
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- Nov. 10, 2023
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- Oct. 21, 2023
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- Oct. 18, 2023
Dr. Logan and her staff care about their patients.
- Oct. 09, 2023
Great customer service, the doctor took her time to explain everything and made recommendations.
- Oct. 08, 2023
Awesome Optometrist!! I recently attended my first visit with Dr. Carol Logan. Along with Dr. Logan�... ��s cordial personality, she was professional, thorough, patient and takes the time to speak with you about any issues she may or may not have found as she completes your exam. Dr. Logan listens to you and answers any questions you may have of concern. Thank you, Dr Logan! The office staff I met; Robert, Brad, Chandler, Alyssa, Ruth, Gabe, Tracey, and CC made you comfortable. Any paperwork or scheduling questions you may have, they answered. They spend whatever time is needed to take care of you. Together with Dr. Logan, this is a practice that displays true professionalism with lots of smiles and kind personalities. Great Team!!
- Oct. 01, 2023
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- Sep. 28, 2023
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- Sep. 17, 2023
Awesome Optometrist!! I recently attended my first visit with Dr. Carol Logan. Along with Dr. Logan�... ��s cordial personality, she was professional, thorough, patient and takes the time to speak with you about any issues she may or may not have found as she completes your exam. Dr. Logan listens to you and answers any questions you may have of concern. And best yet, Dr. Logan doesn’t just rush out of the room. The office staff I met; Robert, Chandler, Alyssa, Ruth, Gabe, Tracey and CC made you comfortable. Any paperwork, scheduling or frame questions you may have, they answered. They spend whatever time is needed to take care of you. Together with Dr. Logan, this is a practice that displays true professionalism with lots of smiles and kind personalities. Great Team!!
- Sep. 07, 2023
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- Aug. 31, 2023
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Eye Comfort Strategies as We Grow Older

Age-related dry eye does not have to be a constant source of discomfort. With the guidance of eye care professionals, seniors can explore various treatment options to alleviate symptoms and improve their quality of life.

  • Customized Treatment Plans

    Eye care specialists can create personalized treatment plans tailored to address the specific needs of seniors with dry eye syndrome.

  • Lifestyle Modifications

    Simple adjustments to daily routines, such as incorporating humidifiers in living spaces or using preservative-free artificial tears, can significantly improve eye comfort.

  • Medication Management

    In cases where medications contribute to dry eye, healthcare providers can explore alternative treatments or adjustments to minimize side effects.

  • Regular Eye Exams

    Routine eye exams are essential for monitoring age-related eye conditions, allowing for early detection and intervention when necessary.


Dry Eyes in Lake Mary

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • EyeMed
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare PPO Only
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Only
  • Cigna PPO Only
  • Aetna PPO Only
  • Humana PPO Only
  • UMR
  • Medicare

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Logan Eye Care Prioritizes Your Vision and Comfort

As we journey through life, aging brings changes to our bodies, including our eyes. By understanding the causes and effective management of age-related dry eye, you can enjoy improved eye comfort and clarity, enhancing your well-being in your golden years.

Call Logan Eye Care today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam and discuss personalized dry eye strategies.

(407) 333-7333