Category: Symptoms

Fall Means Cooler Temps. But Dry Eye Symptoms May Heat Up.

We know that allergies (and itchy, irritated eyes) can ramp up in Spring. They will again in the season just around the corner: Autumn. Fall can be a bad time for allergy symptoms, which can be very similar to dry eye symptoms. So as a follow up to our allergy testing blog, we’ve included some examples of the types of allergens typically most active in the fall. Advanced ocular allergy testing can identify these and other common allergens to effectively diagnose if its allergies, dry eyes, or both. Read More

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Can Dry Eyes Really Cause Too Many Tears?

Absolutely. In fact, excessive tearing (when your eyes “water up”) is a very common dry eye symptom. While this seems to contrast the “dry” part of dry eyes, it makes a lot of sense once you understand what causes it in the first place. Excessive tearing is a dry eye symptom that … Read More

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Sjogren’s Syndrome: Where Dry Eyes is a Fact of Life

Sjogren’s Syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease that has been estimated to affect between one-half to 3 percent of the world’s population. In America alone, 4 million people or more live with this disease, and chronic dry eyes is among its hallmark symptoms. Sjogren’s can occur at any age, but is … Read More

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Raising Awareness About Ocular Allergy Testing

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) appropriately singles out May as Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month. According to the AAFA, there are more than 50 million allergy sufferers in America. May can be a bad month for certain allergens like grass pollen in many parts of the country. And summer's on its way with a host its own allergens. During this month of awareness, if your allergy symptoms are especially bothersome in your eyes we’d like to raise our own awareness about ocular (eye) allergy testing. Read More

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Is it Dry Eyes, Allergies, or Both?

Soon the chill of winter will begin to fade, flowers will burst forth, and millions of Americans will be utterly miserable. Spring is that time so many of us with allergies look forward to and dread at the same time. From Dallas/Fort Worth to anywhere North, South, East and West. Read More

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