Dry Eye Dry eye is one of the most commonly diagnosed eye diseases that affects nearly half of the population. Due to hormonal changes and deterioration of eye structures, Dry Eye is more prevalent in women and the elderly. Causes of Dry Eye Unrelated to Aging Absence or deficiency of tears Medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, thyroid problems, problems with inflammation of the eyelids (blepharitis), inflammation of the surfaces of the eye, or the inward or outward turning of eyelids Medications (diuretics, sedatives, antidepressants, antihistamines and beta-blockers) Other factors such as exposure to smoke, climate, impaired eyelid functioning that interferes with blinking, use of contact lenses, refractive eye surgeries and more. Diagnosing Dry Eye Our Orlando dry eye doctors will perform certain tests to determine whether your dry eyes are the result of an underlying condition or aging/menopause. For more information about dry eye treatments, call the Maitland Vision Center at 407-647-2020.
What our patient's say
"I've been going to Maitland Vision Center since the 80s and have always been happy with the great office staff and Dr. Willson. This week I had my first appointment with Dr. Schott who has taken over after Dr. Willson's retirement and I couldn't be happier with the new guy! Looking forward to many more years of great care. (PS: I was disappointed when Dr. Willson phased out his optical (eyeglasses) center some years ago, but was happy to learn that Dr. Schott plans to bring it back.)"