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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.


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.

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- Jul. 09, 2024
Great staff, efficient and knowledgeable practice.
- Jul. 05, 2024
Great staff and Eye Doctors!
- Jul. 01, 2024
It was a pleasant experience from start to finish! The doctor and staff were very knowledgeable, fri... endly, and caring! Thank you!!!šŸ˜‰
- Jun. 20, 2024
Ive been seeing an optometrist for many decades and this was the most comprehensive examination Iā€™... ve ever had. Dr. Hilderby and the entire staff were welcoming, professional and a pleasure to wok with for my eye care.
- May. 30, 2024
Some years ago, my Mom was a patient of Dr. Logan, then I started seeing her as well. Not sure why w... e lost her contact etc...perhaps insurance differences. Nevertheless, I saw her yesterday, and I have to say, there were no surprises. Dr. Logan was very professional and kind. She is cheerful and a delight to talk with. She answers your questions and let you know what is happening. It is no wonder her staff has somewhat the same demeanor. Thank you for being who I have always known you to be....
- May. 21, 2024
Logan eye care is a collection of professional and friendly people.
- May. 18, 2024
Very personable team and extremely thorough evaluation
- May. 10, 2024
The experience was great ! The staff cares for the patients and enjoy their jobs .
- May. 10, 2024
Big thank you to Dr. Logan and her staff, Tori, Tracy, Diane, Gabe, and Brad. I hope I got the names... right as I have lost the little card I wrote them on. My husband and I have been with this practice for about 2 years now. When you walk in the door, Tracy and Tori greet you with a smile. They've also been easy to speak with when I've called in to ask questions. Diane brought me back probably less than 5 minutes from arrival and was super sweet while administering those initial tests like the air puff intraocular pressure test - ugh! Gabe was equally as helpful and friendly like when I had to have the eye drops placed in my eyes for dilation. I'm extra-sensitive when it comes to anything coming near my eyes and the staff are understanding and compassionate about it. Dr. Logan doesn't rush through the visit and is thorough with her examination /assessment. Last but not least, Brad offers great recommendations and information regarding the various options for frames but I never felt pressured to commit to a purchase. Everyone here set the standard for how to treat patients. Thank you all!
- May. 08, 2024
While maintaining professionalism, the staff made you feel comfortable and explained each process. ... Kudos to everyone.
- May. 06, 2024
I have been going to Logan Eye Care for quite a few years now and have always been pleased with the ... kindness, professionalism and quality care that I have received
- May. 05, 2024
Amazing. First class. Highly recommend.
- May. 05, 2024
Dr. Logan and her staff are fantastic. The care and concern for you as a patient is evident as soon ... as you enter the office. I am thankful to have found an excellent practice to provide all of my vision care needs.
- May. 02, 2024
The very best eye care in the state of Florida!
- Apr. 18, 2024
Always a great visit with second-to-none customer service šŸ™‚
- Apr. 18, 2024
I have been seeing Dr. Logan for over 10 years. She is knowledgeable and passionate about her work a... nd patients. However, I had a terrible experience with her front office staff.
- Mar. 23, 2024
I have been going to Logan Eye Car for many years. I love Dr. Logan and her staff! They are very de... tailed and helpful!
- Mar. 20, 2024
Very professional and knowledgeable.
- Mar. 18, 2024
Thorough eye examination and assessment.
- Jan. 18, 2024
Professional service, great experience, friendly atmosphere, great eye glass selection!

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Dry Eyes in Lake Mary

Our optometry practice in Lake Mary

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  • 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
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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.

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