Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Cook’

5 Causes of Dry Eye

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

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If your eyes feel irritated, itch, burn, or are occasionally excessively watery then you may have dry eye syndrome. This post will discuss some of the common causes of dry eye syndrome.

1.  Systemic Diseases

Diabetes and autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, lupus, and thyroid disease are all linked to increased rate of dry eye.

2.  Medications

Allergy medications, blood pressure medications, hormone replacement medications, oral contraceptives and excessive caffeine are all associated with dry eye.

3.  Environmental Factors

Pollutants, low humidity, windy or drafty conditions can be contributing factors.

4. Blepharitis

A bacterial infection of the lashes that can cause inflammation and irritation to the eye lid margin where some of the tear glands are located.

5.  Smoking

Is there anything smoking is good for?

If you would like to learn more about dry eye, then schedule an appointment with us today.

By Dr. Cook, O.D.

Our First Blog Post

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Welcome and a Big thanks to flyte for helping us navigate the web! We hope you enjoy our new site that is designed to make eye care easier for you. Online appointment scheduling and contact lens ordering, are now available 24/7.

Please consider subscribing to our blog, as we intend to keep you up to date with everything eye care related.  The focus will be a bit medical and include relevant research articles that pertain to both eye care and medical care.  We will also give you updates on new products and services as they first become available.  Awesome!

Comments and questions will be welcome and may even become fodder for future blogs.

By Dr. Cook, O.D.