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Dry Eye Syndrome and Treatment In New Jersey

Dr Schlussel

Dr. Alan B. Schlussel O.D. F.A.A.O.

Dr Alan B. Schlussel O.D. F.A.A.O. received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Binghamton University in 1980. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the State College of Optometry in New York in 1984. He has been in private practice for over 25 years. Read More About our Optometrist

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New Jerseys Top Dry Eye Doctor

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New Jerseys Top Dry Eye Doctor

Caring and Patient Focused Experience

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Understanding Dry Eye

Tears produced by your tear glands help to moisturize and lubricate the eye. Over time, dust particles and dirt can block the tear glands. When this occurs, the glands will be unable to produce enough tears for the lubrication of the eyes. This can result in pain, discomfort, or swollen eyelids. This condition is referred to as Dry Eye Syndrome.

At our Dry Eye Center, we aim to provide fast, soothing, and effective relief to your dry eye condition. Over the years, we have known to offer top eye care services to patients all over West Orange.

Our experienced dry eye doctors, Dr. Schlussel and Dr. Tao, will provide stellar treatment procedures for your dry eye syndrome. Their excellent care and effective dry eye syndrome treatment will help you get the relief that you deserve.

About Dry Eye

What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome is a chronic eye condition that occurs when the Meibomian glands or tear glands become blocked. This condition can also occur when the tiny oil glands located beneath the eyelashes become clogged with dust particles, dirt, or debris. Thus, the tear glands will become unable to function effectively.

What Are the Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye patients often experience a lot of discomfort and pain. Their vision will often become impaired. Some of the signs and symptoms of dry eye syndrome include:

  • Dryness
  • Redness
  • Tearing
  • Stinging eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Itchy eyes
  • Crusty eyelids
  • A gritty sensation
  • Burning eyes
  • The sensation of a foreign body in the eye
Causes of Dry Eye Syndrome

The primary causes of dry eye syndrome include dry, dusty, and windy environments, infection, aging, and prescription drugs. Direct exposure of the eyes to equipment at home such as heating and cooling systems, electronic devices, computer monitors, mobile phone screens, televisions, tablets, laptops, etc. can also bring about the dry eye condition.

What’s more, dry eye syndrome are often caused by medical conditions such as meibomian gland dysfunction, lupus, blepharitis, arthritis, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Contact lenses and eyeglasses are also known to cause dry eyes. The pain and discomfort will be minimal initially. However, if not taken care of immediately, it can eventually become complicated.

For this reason, the moment you begin to feel any pain or discomfort in your eyes, do not hesitate to visit our eye care center in West Orange. Dr. Schlussel and Dr. Tao will perform a detailed eye exam. 

Dry Eye Statistics: How Many People Suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry Eye is a prevalent condition which we treat at our Dry Eye Center. A recent study carried out by Harris Interactive,shows that about 70% of patients who suffer from dry eye syndrome don’t ever see an eye care specialist. This is slightly disturbing as many of these patients are only putting their vision in danger.

Another study conducted by Harris Interactive also revealed that almost half of Americans experience one or more dry eye symptoms regularly. In fact, about 52% of women and 43% of men experience dry eye symptoms. Also, individuals who wear contact lenses and eyeglasses are more susceptible to dry eye syndrome compared to individuals with perfect vision.

What’s more, in order to achieve relief, most dry eye patients opt for over the counter eye drops. Many of these patients manage their dry eye condition to some extent. On the other hand, about 59% of adults said they needed to visit an eye physician to help manage their dry eye condition.

Fortunately, we conduct comprehensive eye exams at our Dry Eye Center to help determine the condition of your eyes. Dr. Schlussel and his team will provide the highest quality care for your condition.

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Comprehensive Eye Exam at West Orange

Our comprehensive eye exam at our Dry Eye Center starts by asking the patient to fill out a form to better understand your lifestyle and symptoms. Dr. Schlussel and Dr. Tao will use our state-of-the-art eye equipment to examine the degree of tear production and tear quality in the patient's eyes. We will also discuss in further detail the signs and symptoms experienced by the patient. This will provide an insight into the specific cause of your dry eye symptoms. Once the condition has been diagnosed, Dr. Schlussel and Dr. Tao will provide a personalized treatment solution for the patient.

Also, we will carry out a comprehensive eye exam to check the overall health and visual functioning of your eyes. Our eye care specialist will recommend the ideal treatment procedure. No matter the cause of your dry eye syndrome, we have the perfect solution for you.

Choose Us for Your Dry Eye Treatment in New Jersey

At our Dry Eye Center, we care a lot about your convenience and comfort. Our dry eye treatment procedures are carried out in a calm and caring environment. Our dry eye treatment center features state of the art and modern facility and with the latest technology. This will ensure that you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your time with us.

Dr. Schlussel and his team of qualified, experienced eye doctors will take their time to conduct an in-depth eye exam and diagnose the issue with your eyes. We will evaluate your tear film by checking the respective layers of the tear film as well as check for blockages in your glands, that are a main cause of dry eye.

We will also measure the quantity and evaluate the quality of the tears produced by your eyes. Particular attention will be paid to the oil produced in the tear film. Once we determine whether your dry eye condition is evaporative, mucus deficient, or water deficient, Dr. Schlussel and Dr. Tao will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. This will provide a fast and effective solution to your dry eye syndrome.

Get In Touch With Us Today!

For more information about our dry eye treatment procedures, please contact us today at our Dry Eye Center. Our dry eye doctor, Dr. Schlussel and Dr. Tao will be available to speak with you and provide answers to your questions and concerns. We serve both young and adult patients all over West Orange as well as caring for patients from Morristown, Clifton, Passaic, Newark, Elizabeth, Union, Patterson, Edison, New Brunswick, Summit, Plainsfield, and Montclair and the state of New Jersey. An amazing experience awaits you!

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Dr. Alan Schlussel