Dry eye disease affects millions of Americans, and symptoms can range from occasional, mild irritation to debilitating and stubborn symptoms. Each time you blink your eye, tears spread across the surface of the cornea. Tears exist to provide lubrication to the eye, reduce the risk of infection, provide clear vision and to wash away foreign matter in the eye.
Dry eye occurs when the eye either does not produce enough tears or has an overall, poor quality tear film. When staring at a screen our blink rates decrease dramatically. This is a driving factor for a significant amount of dry eye disease now being seen at younger and younger ages.
Dr. Fulk takes it seriously to educate our patients on how they can not only treat their symptoms but also help prevent future damage.
Those with dry eye will experience symptoms such as:
Treatments offered at Yukon Eye for dry eye disease include:
1275 Sadler Way, Suite #103
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Fax (855) 729-1235
Phone (907) 888-8174Directions