Dry Eye at a Glance
- 23 million sufferers in the U.S.
- 3.8 billion spent annually on treatment
- Affects 30% of individuals over 50
- On the rise with the use of computers, digital devices
Many people, whether they are aware of it or not, suffer from dry eyes. Dry eye syndrome (DES) is one of the most common yet most underdiagnosed conditions affecting the health of the eye. We are learning now that the complex nature of dry eye can begin as young as 10 or 11 years old and continues throughout a patient’s life.
You wouldn’t tolerate a scratched screen on your phone, a blurry computer monitor, or poor picture quality on your TV. Don’t let dry eyes cloud your view of the world.
Dry eye syndrome causes more than just discomfort; it can result in permanent damage to the cornea, vision loss, and other problems. It can also be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. For these reasons and more, we at Bowden Eye & Associates in Jacksonville, Florida, take dry eye very seriously, and you should, too.
Find Out if You Have Dry Eye in Jacksonville
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