Garbig Family Eye Care in Wilder, Kentucky
Eyes are important indicators of overall health, and comprehensive eye care goes beyond a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. At Garbig Family Eye Care in Wilder, KY, we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history, and your vision needs. Our optometrists provide the expert care, advice, options, and follow up you need whether you are a new patient or an existing one – or just have questions about the insurance plans we accept.
With regular eye and vision evaluations, we’ll examine and monitor your ocular health, checking thoroughly for signs of disease. If you’re diagnosed with an eye condition or disease such as macular degeneration, retinal conditions, cataracts, or dry eyes, we’ll manage your condition with advanced technology & first-rate, current treatments. From routine vision and eye exams to recommending the best eyewear for kids, your child is in good hands with Garbig Family Eye Care. We even provide pediatric vision therapy. Healthy eyes & sharp vision for all of our patients, from babies to seniors, is our No. 1 goal.
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Absolutely! While there are many factors that contribute to Dry Eye symptoms, such as Age, Eyelid hygiene, Tear chemistry, Digital device use and Contact lens wear, some of the most severe symptoms definitely occur in the Winter.
The plummeting cold temperatures, the blistery winds, the lack of moisture in the air and the dry heat in our homes and cars, cause not only our skin to dry out, but our eyes as well. Common symptoms of Dry Eyes are grittiness, burning, fluctuating and blurred vision, tired eyes and even tearing.
You might think, but wait, my eyes won’t stop watering when I’m outside in the Winter. Very often excess tearing is a reflex that occurs when there aren’t enough tears or when our tears dry up and evaporate too quickly.
The key to managing your Dry Eye is to try to increase the amount of moisture getting to your eyes and try to minimize the amount of tears leaving your eyes.
Here are several modifications that you can make to ensure that your eyes are kept hydrated and to reduce your risk of developing Dry Eye this Winter.
- Drink plenty of water
- Use an oil based eye drop as recommended by your eye doctor
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from cold bitter winds
- Use a humidifier in the home. This will add moisture to the indoor air and help prevent fluid evaporation from the eyes
- Eat foods that are rich in vitamin A, C and E containing omega-3 fatty acids
- Ensure you are wearing the very best Contact lenses designed for Dry Eyes
- Discontinue use of overhead fans in your home
- Avoid and redirect air from blowing in your face, such as from car vents and
- blow dryers
- Avoid smoking
- Cut your coffee intake as it acts a diuretic