Welcome to Lifetime Vision in Quincy, Massachusetts
Ensuring crisp and clear vision is only one part of first-rate eye care. In addition to testing visual acuity, our eye doctors focus on the lasting, quality health of your eyes. Using the latest in optometric technology, such as digital imaging, in our Quincy office, we will inspect your eyes thoroughly with a comprehensive eye and vision assessment.
Our optometric experts stay up to date with the rapid progress of medicine and technology, so you benefit from precise diagnoses and optimal treatments. Many common eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma, do not present symptoms until a late stage. For early detection and effective medical treatment of eye disease, visit our highly qualified and skilled eye doctors regularly for a comprehensive eye exam.
A large part of the examination is finding out what the patient is experiencing and determining the type of dry eye causing the symptoms. We examine the surface of the eye under a microscope to look at the quantity and the quality of the tear film. Additionally, we examine the eyelids and the glands inside the eyelids to insure they are healthy.
There are a wide range of treatments ranging from over the counter products to specialty laser procedures. Many times using artificial tears and vitamin supplements can help boost the tear film. There are prescription eye drops that can aid in tear production as well as laser procedures for patients with more advanced dry eye. We also are fortunate to utilize Optilight - the first and only intense pulsed light (IPL) that is FDA approved to manage dry eye disease due to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Please speak with our doctors and staff for more details.
Of course – stay hydrated and making sure you consume enough water each day. Additionally, take breaks from your computer and smart phone. I recommend the 20/20/20 Rule – take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away and blink your eyes. Finally, wearing sunglasses is critical to protecting the surface of the eye and the eyelids from UV exposure.
With so many different causes of dry eyes, our office is dedicated to finding the best solution for you. We begin by performing a thorough dry eye evaluation exam to help determine the source and type of dry eye problem you have.
Schedule an eye exam with our optometrists at Lifetime Vision today and talk to us about your dry eye concerns.