Dry Eye - Get the 411 on it!

What is Dry Eye?

Dry Eye does not mean that your eyes stop producing tears.  What is means is that your eyes are not making the right quality or quantity of tears.  Dry Eye affects up to 34% of our population.  It affects women their thirties and older.  

How do I know I have Dry Eye?

Take our simple dry eye test?  If you answer yes to the following questions, you have dry eyes.  But don't worry help is on it's way.  Our Dry Eye Center of the Carolinas and our expertly trained eye doctor, Eric Schmidt lectures on dry eyes and trains other doctors on how to treat your eyes with non-invasive surgical procedures  to have the best success possible with eliminating your dry eyes.

Take the Dry Eye Test....

Are your eyes .....

  • Stingy
  • Irritated
  • Gritty
  • Occasionally blurry
  • Burning
  • Red
  • Feels like something is in them

If you have answered yes to any and all of the above, it is with all likelihood that you suffer from dry eye.  There are things you can do to help prevent the drying out of your eyes and that would be the following....get enough sleep, don't overwear your contact lenses, always wear sunglasses outside, take a break from the computers through out your day, use a humidifier and last avoid windy weather.

If you experience the above symptoms, please call our office to schedule a dry eye consult , relief is on it's way.  We are here to answer all your dry eye questions and concerns.