Dr Dawn Bearden and Visionary Eyecare (Independent Doctor of Optometry Next to Lenscrafters) have moved out of their location next to Lenscrafters. Visionary Eyecare and Optometrist, Dr Dawn Bearden were located next to Lenscrafters in Pembroke Pines and Sunrise (INSIDE SawgrassMills Mall) for almost 15 years but, have now relocated to East Ft Lauderdale.
Eye Doctor, Dr Bearden is still seeing patients in Broward County and now seeing her patients for eye exams in East Ft Lauderdale at Fort Lauderdale Eye Care & Eyewear located at 1489 SE 17th St Suite 2J in Fort Lauderdale FL 33316. The office is on 17th St Causeway – just west of the 17th St bridge, Port Everglades and Bimini Boatyard. We are in the Southport Shopping Plaza with Office Depot and Ross. We are on the second floor – above Wells Fargo Bank and next to Diamante Day Spa.
All patient records and all of the high tech computerized equipment from Visionary Eyecare have been moved to this new location on 17th St in East Ft Lauderdale.
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The website for Fort Lauderdale Eye Care & Eyewear is www.FLEyecareEyewear.com and you can find them on Facebook at FLEyecareEyewear and YouTube at FLEyecareEyewear
The phone number for Fort Lauderdale Eye Care & Eyewear is 954-763-2842 and you can email them at FLEyecareEyewear@aol.com
Visit their BLOG at www.FLEyecareEyewearBLOG.com
We are sad to leave all of our friends at LensCrafters but, it was time to move on. We will miss LensCrafters but, we are excited for our new venture at Fort Lauderdale Eye Care & Eyewear. Call us if you need an appointment for an eye exam 954-763-2842
See you soon!
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Our Lead Technician, Carol Marsh-Urquhart and her very special friend, Corey
Two 11 year old kids – Corey and Alliston – came into the Visionary Eyecare
Office in Pembroke Pines… they were selling candy TO BUY THEIR OWN
school supplies when our lead tech, Carol Marsh-Urquhart
, was in charge. Carol
was so touched by their humbleness and exuberant entrepreneurial energy in finding a way to buy their own school supplies that she thought of ANOTHER WAY
to help them get their supplies.
She contacted her church – Christ The Rock
in Cooper City – and inquired about any program that would help kids in need. Carol
was able to get 2 book bags filled with school supplies for the two youngsters. She then called the kids, Corey and Alliston, who were extremely happy to FINALLY have their school supplies!!!
During this encounter, Carol
also had noticed that Corey had a very severe and cosmetically troublesome eye turn and thought about ways in which she could help him with his problem – maybe there was a way that she could help him get his eyes properly aligned….
spoke with our Eye Doctor, then connected him with Nova Optometry Pediatric Department for his specialized optometrist eye exam and then connected him with the Lenscrafters OneSight Program
so he was able to get a new pair of glasses.
also was able to contact a local Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Dr Bruce Miller, for Corey. After a couple of visits to the Ophthalmologist, surgery is now scheduled to correct Corey’s eye turn. Corey’s mother had absolutely NO IDEA
that her son’s eye turn could be resolved – she thought that Corey was just born that way and that nothing could be done about this very cosmetic eye turn problem. She thought that Corey would have to live with his eye turn forever.
Corey and his mother are now eternally thankful to Visionary Eyecare’s lead tech, Carol
, for helping her son to be able to live his life without this troublesome eye turn – called strabismus.
Posted in Children's Vision Care, Friends and Patients, OneSight.org / Gift of Sight, Pines Office (Next to Lenscrafters)
Tagged Aligned Eyes, Carol Marsh, Carol Marsh-Urquhart, Christ The Rock, Christ The Rock Cooper City, Eye Doctor, Eye Doctor Copper City, Eye Doctor Pembroke Pines, Eye Exam, Eye Exam Cooper City, Eye Exam Pembroke Pines, Eye Turn, Glasses Cooper City, Glasses Pembroke Pines, Kids In Need, Kids In Need Copper City, Kids In Need Pembroke Pines, Lenscrafters Eye Exam, Lenscrafters Pembroke Pines, Nova Optometry, Nova Pediatric Optometry, OneSight, Optometrist, Optometrist Cooper City, Optometrist Pembroke Pines, Optometry, Optometry Pembroke Pines, Strabismus, Visionary Eyecare, Visionary Eyecare- Pembroke Pines
Join Us THIS WEEKEND – Fri, Sat and Sun – Nov 13th, 14th and 15th for our Patient Appreication Event and the Lenscrafters Customer Appreciation Event.
We will be giving raffle tickets to EVERYONE who comes in for an eye examination during the event. One lucky person who gets an eye exam with the lucky raffle ticket will win a FREE IPod!!!
If it has been more than 12 months since you have seen an Eye Doctor….then NOW is the time to get your eyes examined!! Many eye diseases – like glaucoma, retinal detachments, retinal tears, eye tumors etc – do not cause symptoms so, it is very important to get your eyes examined yearly. Come in to see an Optometrist here at Visionary Eyecare this weekend – and you may win a FREE IPod! To schedule an eye exam online – CLICK HERE !! Or call us at 954-851-9949 to schedule your eye exam at our Sunrise / Sawgrass Mills Mall location for this special event.
LensCrafters will be giving away FREE Designer Eyeglasses and FREE Designer Sunglasses all weekend. They will also be offering 60% OFF of their lenses with the purchase of a frame. And right now – they are also running a GREAT clearance event – with 50% OFF select complete pairs of frames and lenses – see store for details.
EVERYONE who comes into the Sawgrass Mills LensCrafters during the event will also be given a FREE GIFT – just for stopping by! There will also be FREE food, FREE refreshments and also FREE vision screenings during the Patient and Customer Appreication event – THIS WEEKEND – Nov 13, 14, 15 2009.
We are located INSIDE the Sawgrass Mills Mall – in between JCPenny and BrandSmart.
Posted in Online Appointments, Promotions, Sawgrass Office (Next to Lenscrafters), Special Events, Special Offers
Tagged Customer Appreication, Eye Doctor, Eye Doctor Sawgrass, Eye Doctor Sunrise, Eye Exam, Eye Exam Sawgrass, Eye Exam Sunrise, Eye Examination, Eye Examination Sawgrass, Eye Examination Sunrise, Eyeglasses Clearance Event, FREE Designer Eyeglasses, FREE Designer Sunglasses, FREE IPod, Lenscrafters Clearance, Lenscrafters Sawgrass, Lenscrafters Sunrise, Online Eye Exam, Online Eye Examination, Optometrist Sawgrass, Optometrist Sunrise, Patient Appreciation, Sawgrass Mills Lenscrafters, Sawgrass Mills Mall, Visonary Eyecare
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Josephine is a 42 year old, 160 pound gorilla that lives in Miami at the MetroZoo. She had severe cataracts that made her vision so blurry – they only allowed her to see shadows. The cataracts were impairing her vision to the point where her quality of life was becoming severely diminished.
Recently, Josephine underwent cataract surgery – which is a very common surgery for humans (especially here in South Florida) but, is extremely rare in gorillas (it has only been performed a handful of times). The surgery was very risky due to Josephine’s advanced age of 42 (gorillas usually live to around age 50) and the necessity to administer general anesthesia.
Josephine had top ranking human and veterinary Eye Doctors attending to her pre-op and her surgery. They were able to remove her cloudy lenses (cataracts) inside of her eyes and replace the old lenses with new, clear synthetic ones to hopefully restore the clarity of her vision once again.
Human Eye Doctor, Dr Frank Spektor, described her cataracts as “hard as baseballs” once they were removed from Joespine’s eyes. He also described the procedure as “Exhilarating….and exhausting.”
Posted in Cataract, Causes of Blurry Vision, Fun and Cool Stuff, News in the Media
Tagged Blurry Vision, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Cloudy Lenses, Dr Frank Spektor, Eye Doctor, Gorilla, Gorilla cataract, Gorilla Cataract Surgery, Josephine Gorilla, MetroZoo, Miami, Miami Gorilla, Miami Gorilla Cataract, Miami Gorilla Surgery, Ophthalmologist, South Florida, South Florida Eye Doctor, Vision
Allen Picture Eye Chart
Around 10 million school children in America have vision conditions that can negatively affect learning. This can be prevented by taking kids to get their first formal eye exam with an Eye Dr in an Eye Clinic BEFORE they enter school. A child’s first eye test with an Eye Doctor should be done between ages 3 and 4. At Visionary Eyecare in Pembroke Pines, Sunrise (Next to Lenscrafters) and Davie (Next to Pearle Vision) – our Optometrists, Dr Bearden, Dr Tenn and Dr McCulloh, begin to see children at age 4.
Allen Picture Cards
A child does NOT need to be able to verbalize or know their alphabet for the examiner to perform a comprehensive eye examination.
There are numerous eye charts for children!!
Lea Flip Chart
Allen and Lea charts have pictures or shapes on them that youngsters can identify. The Broken wheel chart allows the child to tell the examiner which wheel on the car is “broken” . The Tumbling E chart (also known as the illiterate chart) allows a child to just POINT in the direction that the “legs of the E” are pointing in.
Allen Picture Eye Chart
Often our children can not express to us when they are having problems with their vision. They may not even realize that they are experiencing vision problems. Sometimes children will try to compensate for vision issues by closing one eye, rubbing their eyes excessively, squinting, skipping over words or loose their place when they are reading.
Kids may start having difficulty in school due to an “unknown” reason. A recent study indicated that up to 60 percent of youngsters that have been identified as “problem learners” or “learning disorder” actually suffer from an undetected visual condition.
Tumbling E Eye Chart
A vision problem is not suspected in many children because they were able to pass the school vision screening or the pediatrician vision screening. These children may still have visual issues but, they were not detected on the screening. Only a comprehensive eye exam, done by an Eye Doctor (Optometrist or Ophthalmologist) will be able to detect subtle vision problems.
Broken Wheel Eye Test
Vision issues need to be detected and corrected before age 7 to prevent lifelong problems such as lazy eye (amblyopia), eye turn (strabismus), learning disabilities and behavior problems.
Posted in Children's Vision Care, Eye Test, Vision Screening
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This is a story of how an eye exam can actually change the course of a child’s life.
Jennifer is a loving mother of an 5 year old little boy. Her son is absolutely adorable and a really good child yet, in school he was being labeled a “difficult / problem child” and a “disturbance in the classroom”. He often did not want to pay attention in school, frequently “acted out” and even threw his books. He just did not seem to be interested in reading or learning – at ALL.
As a mother, she knew that this behavior in school seemed a bit odd and out of character for the sweet, loving boy that she knew her son to be at home. The comments from the school really alarmed Jennifer that something was definitely wrong.
Her young son had passed his Pediatrician’s vision screening, AS WELL AS the school vision screening but, acting on motherly instinct – she ignored the comments that “his vision is fine” and took him to see the Optometrist, Dr Dawn Bearden, for a routine eye exam. Eye Doctor, Dr Bearden, manages the Visionary Eyecare (Independent Doctor of Optometry) offices next to Lenscrafters in Pembroke Pines and Sunrise and also next to Pearle Vision in Davie.
During the routine eye examination – Dr Bearden discovered that Jennifer’s son was able to read the eye chart with just a little bit of blur but, he needed eyeglasses to correct the strain that he was feeling while reading. Once the strain was relieved from wearing the glasses full time…the child suddenly became more attentive in school and began reading ALL THE TIME.
Actually, he loved reading SO MUCH that he won an award from his kindergarten teacher for reading!! He even received an award from the school’s Principal for “Most Improved Reader”…he actually read 26 books within 30 days. WOW!!
Jennifer is now a HUGE advocate to have children get eye exams from an eye doctor and for parents NOT to be lulled into complacency by their child passing a vision screening. Her child could have gone through life in the classroom being labeled a “problem” and a “disturbance” simply because he could not see well and his eyes were being strained in school.
Jennifer states the following in her video:
No matter how well a parent THINKS their child sees well or if a child is labeled a “problem” in the classroom because he does not pay attention…it may just be because he can’t see well.
The eye exam has made a HUGE difference and my son has excelled, he is doing wonderful and his behavior is like “night and day”!
“I’m a big ADVOCATE…get your child checked by a (eye care) professional!!”
Posted in Blurry Near Vision, Children's Vision Care, Dr Dawn Bearden, Friends and Patients, Testimonials, Videos, Vision Screening
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A Visual Representation of the Visionary Eyecare Blog
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words!!
And sometimes that picture is made from a thousand words…..
Here are some visual representations of the Visionary Eyecare Blog from Wordle.
It visibly shows that our blog talks about the Eye, an Optometrist, an Eye Exam, Pembroke Pines, Sunrise, Eye Dr, Contacts, Dr Dawn Bearden, Dr Emily McCulluh, Dr Anna-Kay Tenn, Lenscrafters, an Eye Doctor, Vision, Eye Care, Eye Health and more….
Just by scanning one of these images – a reader can immediately get a feel for what the Visionary Eyecare Blog is all about!!
Posted in Dr Anna-Kay Tenn, Dr Dawn Bearden, Dr Emily McCulloh, Fun and Cool Stuff, Photography and Visual Art, Pines Office (Next to Lenscrafters), Sawgrass Office (Next to Lenscrafters)
Tagged Contact Lens, Contacts, Dawn Bearden, Dr Anna-Kay Tenn, Dr Bearden, Dr Dawn Bearden, Dr Emily McCulloh, Eye, Eye Care Pembroke Pines, Eye Care Sunrise, Eye Doctor, Eye Doctor Pembroke Pines, Eye Doctor Sunrise, Eye Exam Pembroke Pines, Eye Exam Sunrise, Eye Health, Eye Health Pembroke Pines, Eye Health Sunrise, Lenscrafters, Optoemtrist Sunrise, Optometrist, Optometrist Pembroke Pines, Vision, Visionary Eye Care, Visionary Eyecare, Visionary Eyecare Blog
The Optomap Retinal Examination is currently available at Visionary Eyecare – the Independent Doctors of Optometry Next to Lenscrafters in Pembroke Pines and Sunrise (INSIDE the Sawgrass Mills Mall).
This incredible technology allows your Eye Doctor to scan the internal lining of your eye called the retina and save this image on the computer for year to year comparisons. The retina has about 1 million nerve fibers in it and is an extension of your brain. The retina is also the ONLY place in the human body where a doctor can observe working nerve fibers and blood vessels WITHOUT cutting into the body. Subtle eye health changes can be documented, monitored and compared each year.
Your retina can show early signs of systemic problems that can cause damage to nerves and blood vessels such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol and more. Your retina can also demonstrate eye health issues such as Glaucoma, Retinal Detachment, Macular Degeneration and Eye Tumors and/or Eye Cancer.
Most of the time the patient does not need to have their eyes dilated in order for the Optometrist to obtain a good Optomap retinal scan – so this is a big benefit.
The TV show called “The Doctors” aired a segment discussing the Optomap Retinal Scan and the benefits of this technology during your yearly eye examination to preserve BOTH your eye health and your systemic health.
Posted in Ask the Eye Doctor, Brain Tumors, Cancer, Diabetes, Diabetic Eye Care, Eye Cancer, Eye Test, Glaucoma, High Blood Pressure / Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Pines Office (Next to Lenscrafters), Sawgrass Office (Next to Lenscrafters), Videos, Visionary Eyecare - Sunrise, Visionary Eyecare- Pembroke Pines
Tagged Diabetes, Eye Cancer, Eye Doctor, Eye Doctor Pembroke Pines, Eye Doctor Sunrise, Eye Health, Eye Tumors, Eyes Dilated, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Lenscrafters, Lenscrafters Pembroke Pines, Lenscrafters Sawgrass Mall, Lenscrafters Sunrise, Macular Degeneration, Optomap, Optomap Pembroke Pines, Optomap Retinal Exam, Optomap Sunrise, Optometrist Pembroke Pines, Optometrist Sunrise, Retina, Retinal Detachment, The Doctors, The Doctors Eye, The Doctors Optomap, Visionary Eyecare, Visionary Eyecare - Sunrise, Visionary Eyecare Lenscrafters, Visionary Eyecare Sawgrass, Visionary Eyecare- Pembroke Pines
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Brian Regan shares his hilarious interpretation of his experience during his eye exam with his eye doctor…
Funny stuff like…
- How can instantly improved vision NOT be at the top of your To-DoList?!?!?
- How to end up with big thick “Coke Bottle” glasses…
- Do You Like Number One or Number Two…..???
- Eye Exam Anxiety
- In the Eye Exam Room….Dark and Alone With the Eye Dr
From Dr Dawn Bearden and the entire Visionary Eyecare team (in Pembroke Pines and Sunrise) to you…….ENJOY!!
Posted in Fun Eye Stuff, Videos
Tagged Brian Regan, Dawn Bearden, Dr Bearden, Dr Dawn Bearden, Eye Care, Eye Doctor, Eye Doctor Pembroke Pines, Eye Doctor Sunrise, Eye Dr Pembroke Pines, Eye Dr Sunrise, Eye Exam, Eye Exam Anxiety, Eye Exam Pembroke Pines, Eye Exam Sunrise, Eyecare, Glasses, Improved Vision, Number One or Number Two, Trifocals, Visionary Eyecare, Visionary Eyecare - Sunrise, Visionary Eyecare- Pembroke Pines
Judy McNab shares her full story
Judy McNab never really felt the need for yearly eye examinations until she started to need glasses in her 40’s and 50’s. Like most people, she thought she did not need to see an eye doctor if she did not need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses.
One day she came into Visionary Eyecare in Pembroke Pines for an eye exam because she lost her glasses. She was not having any problems with her eyes, no eye pain or pressure, no headaches, no vision problems….nothing. She just wanted to quickly get an eye examination so she could get a new prescription to buy a new pair of glasses at Lenscrafters.
During the eye exam at Visionary Eyecare (the Independent Doctors of Optometry next to Lenscrafters in Pembroke Pines), Judy was able to see 20/20 in the examination room, her eyes looked perfectly healthy during the dilated retinal examination and also on the digital photographs taken of the inside of Judy’s eyes. During the examination, Eye Doctor – Dr Dawn Bearden recommended that Judy get a visual field (peripheral vision) test as a baseline – because Judy was over the age of 40 (much like a baseline mammogram is done at age 40) . This test is an advanced test that is not part of the routine eye examination and would take extra time and cost Judy extra money (unfortunately – unlike a baseline mammogram- most medical insurances and vision plans and will NOT pay for this preventative testing as a baseline). At first, Judy did not want to take the time to do the additional test but Dr Bearden explained that visual field testing could uncover early and subtle eye health issues that sometimes a routine eye exam could not. Judy was convinced and did the additional visual field test… and the results came back positive – TWICE.
Dr Bearden immediately referred Judy to an ophthalmologist for a secondary evaluation. At first, Judy did not really want to see the ophthalmologist…..she kept telling Doctor Bearden that her vision was fine and she was not having any problems or symptoms….but, Dr Bearden INSISTED that she go for the secondary evaluation. Judy did see the ophthalmologist, who then referred her to Bascom Palmer in Miami to see an eye doctor that specializes in eye tumors and eye cancer.
Judy was diagnosed with a tumor in her left eye and had laser treatment to help destroy the tumor in her left eye. This was in 2005. Now in 2009 Judy still has good vision in her left eye (she is able to see 20/25 in that eye). Luckily, the tumor did not spread to anywhere else in her body and the surgeon was able to treat the tumor without having to remove Judy’s eye.
Judy shares her experience in the above and below videos. She reminds us all that YEARLY eye exams are very important to help detect eye health issues that you may be unaware of… since many eye health issues DO NOT CAUSE SYMPTOMS and can only be detected by a COMPREHENSIVE eye exam.
Judy McNab – short video testimonial
Posted in Cancer, Dr Dawn Bearden, Eye Cancer, Eye Health, Friends and Patients, Pines Office (Next to Lenscrafters), Testimonials, Videos, Visionary Eyecare- Pembroke Pines
Tagged 20/20, Age 40, Bascom Palmer, Comprehensive Eye Exam, Dawn Bearden, Dr Bearden, Dr Dawn Bearden, Eye Cancer, Eye Doctor, Eye Doctor in Pembroke Pines, Eye Exam, Eye Exam Pembroke Pines, Eye Examination, Eye Examination Pembroke Pines, Eye Health, Eye Health Issues, Eye Pain, Eye Problems, Eye Tumor, Eye Tumors, Glasses, Headaches, Independent Doctor Of Optometry, Independent Doctor Of Optometry Next to Lenscrafters, Judy McNab, Lenscrafters, Lenscrafters Pembroke Pines, Mammogram, Ophthalmologist, Pembroke Pines Eye Doctor, Pembroke Pines Eye Exam, Pembroke Pines Eye Examination, Peripheral Vision Test, Preventative Eye Testing, Retinal Exam, Retinal Examination, Routine Eye Exam, Video, Vision, Vision Plan, Vision Problems, Visionary Eyecare, Visionary Eyecare- Pembroke Pines, Visual Field, Yearly Eye Exam, YouTube, YouTube Video
Problems In The Body Caused By Diabetes
According to a study published in “Diabetes Care” – almost 13 percent of all adults aged 20 or older have Diabetes and 40 percent of these people have NOT been diagnosed with either diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Non-Hispanic Blacks and Mexican Americans had TWICE the rate of Diabetes than Non-Hispanic Whites.
So this demonstrates that you may have diabetes and you may not even know it – often there are no symptoms until the diabetic disease had progressed.
Yearly Eye Examinations with your eye doctor (Optometrist or Ophthalmologist) can often help detect early diabetic signs – even when you are not yet having any symptoms. When an eye doctor examines the inside of your eyes during a dilated retinal exam or through the use of retinal photography he or she can see signs of diabetes which include bleeding and swelling of the retina (the nerve layer that lines the inside of your eyes).
Bleeding And Leaking In Diabetic Eye Disease
Common signs of diabetes include increase in hunger, thirst and an increase in urination frequency. If your blood sugar is very high – you can even see a sudden increase in blurry vision.
Diabetes can damage the eyes and cause a permanent decrease in vision… and also increase the risk for stroke, heart attack, kidney damage, impotence and numbness in your fingers and toes.
If you are over 20 and have not had a physical recently – now may be a good time to call your Primary Care Doctor and schedule one…especially if you have been very hungry, thirsty or going to the bathroom a lot!
If it has been more than 12 months since your last visit to your Eye Doctor – pick up the phone and schedule an appointment….for yourself….. and your family members!
Posted in Causes of Blurry Vision, Diabetes, Diabetic Eye Care
Tagged Blacks, Blurry Vision, Damage The Eyes, Decrease In Vision, Diabetes, Diabetes Care, Diabetes Symptoms, Diabetic Disease, Diabetic Eye Bleeding, Diabetic Eye Swelling, Diabetic Signs, Diabetic Symptoms, Diagnosed with Diabetes, Dilated Retinal Exam, Eye Damage, Eye Doctor, Eye Examinations, Going To The Bathroom A Lot, Heart Attack, Impotence, Increase In Urinary Frequency, Increased Hunger, Increased Thirst, Kidney Damage, Mexiacn Americans, Non-Hispanic, Numbness in Fingers and Toes, Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, Pre-Diabetes, Retinal Photography, Signs of Diabetes, Stroke, Whites, Yearly Eye Examinations
Do you think that you may have Dry Eye??
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you have a lot of burning in your eyes?
- Do you have a lot of tearing in your eyes?
- Do you experience a lot of itching in your eyes?
- Do your eyes feel like there is something in them – like an eyelash or hair – even when there is not?
- Do your eyes feel sandy or gritty?
- Does your vision intermittently blur and when you blink it clears up?
- Do you do a lot of work at a computer?
- Do you do a lot of reading?
- Do you do a lot of work outdoors?
If you answered YES to any of the questions above – then you may have Dry Eye.
Click on the “DRY EYE TEST” at the top of this post to help to determine if you do have dry eye.
If you DO have dry eye or answered YES to any of the questions in the above list – schedule an appointment to see your eye doctor. Your eye doctor can help determine what treatment, if any, is best for you.
Common treatments can include using artificial tears in your eyes frequently throughout the day, fish oil capsules or eye vitamins or capsules to be taken orally, punctal plugs to be inserted or a prescription for a medication like Restasis that can help you produce more tears.
Posted in Causes of Blurry Vision, Dry Eye, Eye Test
Tagged Artificial Tears, Blink, Blurry Vision, Burning Eyes, Computer Work, Dry Eye, Dry Eye Fish Oil, Dry Eye Test, Dry Eye Treatment, Dry Eyes, Dry Eyes Computer, Eye Doctor, Eye Vitamins, Fish Oil Capsules, Free Online Eye Test, Gritty Eyes, Itching Eyes, Itchy Eyes, Online Dry Eye Test, Online Eye Test, Online Eye Testing, Punctal Plugs, Reading, Restasis, Sandy Eyes, Tearing Eyes, Work Outdoors