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Our Envision Eyecare Optometrists in Asheville Discuss Dry Eye Treatment

woman rubbing her eye from chronic dry eye symptoms

Dry eye occurs when the tear ducts fail to produce enough tears. Eyes are generally moist, and when tears are in abundance the eyes surface is clear and smooth. This is due to the tear film which is made a mucus layer, an oily layer, and a watery layer. Each layer plays a significant role in keeping the eyes lubricated. Without these three ingredients, the eyes before dry and painful. In Asheville, Dry Eye Treatment is what we do at Envision Eyecare. We treat chronic dry eyes and the conditions that cause them.

Symptoms and Signs That You Have Dry Eye

The eyes are sensitive and anything that causes them discomfort is not easily overlooked. Most people suffering from dry eyes will experience itchy eyes and some irritation. However, some redness may occur, and other may complain of a gritty feeling in their eyes. In any case, the feeling is not pleasant. Although dry eye is common, the condition can make it difficult to drive safely or enjoy outdoor activities. Here are a few signs and symptoms associated with dry eye:

  • Sensitivity to light
  • Excess production of mucus from the eye(s)
  • Unable to wear contacts comfortably
  • Runny, watery, teary eyes
  • Stinging or burning sensation
  • Scratchy, gritty feeling

How Our Optometrists Can Help Prevent, Manage and Treat Dry Eye

We start by making an accurate diagnosis. We do this by performing an evaluation of the symptoms, to make sure that the condition is dry eye and not something else. We do this by testing the tear production levels, through what we call a tear film composition. Next, we will look at previous medical conditions, current lifestyle and medication intake.

Schedule an Appointment with Envision Eyecare in Asheville, NC

Once we have our diagnosis, we can begin to explore the best course of treatment. This may consist of medicated/prescription eye drops, which provides relief from redness, itching, and discomfort. We may recommend making other changes like modifying computer habits and adding a humidifier to a home or work space. To learn more about dry eye or get your eyes examined with our Asheville optometrist, give Envision Eyecare a call at 828-254-6757 today.


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  • "I’m definitely going back! “The most thorough eye exam I ever had was at Envision Eyecare. Plus they have a very helpful and professional staff, a beautiful office space, and an great eclectic selection of unique frames to choose from. I’m definitely going back!”"
    Nancy Hyton
  • "Best eye care in Asheville “If you truly want the best eye care in Asheville and it’s surrounding area you need to visit Envision Eye Care. This group of members makes you feel like your family. I had a full check-up and purchased a pair of sunglasses and the entire process was awesome. Just go visit and you will see what I’m talking about.”"
    Scott Finney
  • "When others had failed, Dr. Golson understood “When I first visited Envision, I was skeptical that Dr. Golson would be able to help with my special circumstances. When others had failed, Dr. Golson understood and was very patient working with me to get my prescriptions correct. The staff is exceptional and greets me by name each time I visit their office. I strongly recommend Envision to fill all your needs for eyecare. And they have awesome frames! Thanks guys and gals at Envision.”"
    Donna Koger
  • "Service and genuine concern for your best interests “I went to Dr. Golson and Envision Eye Care for an eye check recently. The office environment is very pleasant and the staff very helpful. Dr. Golson did a very thorough eye exam and was able to allay any fears I had about my visual health. In addition, I felt no pressure to purchase glasses at their facility. If service and genuine concern for your best interests are of value to you I recommend Dr. Golson and his staff at Envision Eye Care!”"
    Lawrence Hines
  • "Great Experience. “Had an eye emergency and they got me right in. Have since used them for my families eye care. Really good experience in every way.”"
    Katherine Dreyer
  • "Finally, an eye doctor who cares! “Great office with the nicest staff in Asheville. So impressed! I don’t have insurance so I wanted to be sure that my money went to a great local business, so glad my husband recommended them!”"
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  • "I trust my eyes to Envision Eye Care! “First, when you enter the office, you are greeted like you are the most important, special person in the world. Second, the staff is extremely professional and friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Larry is patient eye care is phenomenal! The most conscientious, thorough Dr. I have ever been to!”"
    Karen Paradis


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