Dry Eye

Here at Fisher Vision, we are proud to offer dry eye treatment for our patients.

To keep your eyes healthy, you need to have tears to provide moisture and lubrication. This is not only for your comfort, but it helps with your vision. Tears are secreted by glands around your eyes. When you do not make enough tears, you have a condition called dry eyes.

There is no cure for dry eye. Instead, we have ways to make you more comfortable. There is a product called artificial tears. This comes in drops and ointments. Depending on your needs, one may work better for you.

What is Dry Eye?

Dry Eye is a common issue that patients of all ages can experience. Symptoms can vary, but common symptoms include:

  • Itchy, irritated, dry, or red eyes
  • Inflammation around the eye
  • Watery eyes
  • Sore or sensitive eyes
  • Crusty eyes
  • Blurriness
  • Burning sensation in the eye

Some patients experience these symptoms only on an occasional basis, but others may have a chronic issue. Seeking treatment is important to not only relieve pain and irritation, but also to preserve your vision and prevent against future flare ups.

We also perform temporary and non-dissolving punctual plugs. These are used to close the ducts that help with the overflow of tears. If you stop the tears from draining out of your eye, you will have more tears in your eyes. We start with a temporary one to see if it is going to help before trying a more permanent arrangement.

If necessary, we may also prescribe a medication for chronic dry eyes. We may also talk to you about other medications and your nutrition. Many supplements have been helpful for patients with dry eye.

If you have any question about dry eye or would like to be seen, please contact us today at (337) 237-2110.

What Causes Dry Eye?

In today’s day and age, we are constantly looking at our phones, reading, or partaking in activities that require a great deal of effort from our eyes. Going long periods of time without blinking when using a phone or tablet can be a huge contributing factor to dry eye, as well as a variety of other lifestyle factors and overuse. However, not all causes of dry eye are linked to our activities. Factors such as age, gender, medical conditions, medications, and environmental irritants can also contribute to dry eye. For some patients, dry eye is simply caused by poor tear quality and volume, or even just because they wear contact lenses. In other words, dry eye cannot always be prevented, but it can be controlled.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Fisher was born in Jennings, Louisiana to David and Shirley Fisher, owners and operators of Fisher Early Childhood Development Center here in Lafayette. At six months of age his family moved to Lafayette and he has been here since. Dr. Fisher graduated from Acadiana High School and received his Bachelor of Science from U.S.L. (now UL Lafayette). He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry, a private college in Memphis, TN.

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