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Our Patients Experiences With Dry Eyes

woman wiping her eyes with a tissueMy name is Sara and I am a medical receptionist. I had just started a new job a medical receptionist and I am on the phone and computer a lot answering emergency phone calls and reading. I have chronic dry eye and I had been on an urgent triage phone call one day and my eyes were itching and painful so much that I had to rub my eyes and I had completely forgotten an important detail that I had to ask them to repeat the question. It was so frustrating. I need to be able to concentrate on my job, and be 100% focused in those crucial moments when lives are on the line. I don’t need to be distracted by uncomfortable, painful eyes. My right eye constantly tears up and I have to wipe it a lot, I think it has to do a lot with the amount of phone and screen time, the amount of reading emails and reports and just living my normal working day.

Dry Eye Treatment

I went to see an eye doctor in Fort Myers that evening after work and he analyzed my tear film and used some really advanced technology to understand why I was experiencing these symptoms of dryness, itchiness, and pain. He gave me a prescription for a powerful new medicine called Xiidra.

I had let my Dry Eye symptoms go for so long and I was ignoring the discomfort and pain that it just got to the point where it was interfering with my work. I finally realized that my symptoms were real and not just coming out of nowhere I had to see an eye doctor. I had to face the fact that I have Chronic Dry Eye and awareness is the first most important step to managing it. I love my job and now I am more confident in handling those crucial moments without worrying about being distracted by my Dry Eye symptoms interfering with my work.

If you suffer from Dry Eyes our optometrist can help! Call today:

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