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Correcting Dry Eye in Nashville, TN

Millions of people suffer from mild to moderate dry eye, and many of them have severely dry eyes. Correcting dry eye in Nashville requires the expertise of a qualified ophthalmologist. Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, of Vision for Life offers dry eye treatment for the residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro, Franklin and the surrounding communities of Tennessee.

What is Dry Eye?

You are experiencing dry eye syndrome because your tears are not adequately lubricating your eyes. Either you are not producing enough tears, or you have poor quality tears. In both cases, Dr. Horn offers treatments for correcting dry eye in Nashville and surrounding areas.

What are the Symptoms of Dry Eye?

Symptoms of dry eye are:

  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Redness
  • Sticky, dry feeling when blinking
  • Excessive tearing
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye strain
  • Burning
  • Feeling as if you have something in your eye

What are My Options for Correcting Dry Eye in Nashville?

You can take some steps before you see Dr. Horn to see if you can remedy your dry eye without medical treatment.

  • If you spend a lot of time on the computer, take frequent breaks and blink your eyes. This may stimulate tear production.
  • Wear sunglasses when outdoors.
  • Face away from the wind when outdoors.
  • Limit the amount of time that you spend in cold conditions.

Dr. Horn advises against using non-prescription eye drops as they tend to dilute human tears which can be counter-productive.

What Can I Expect from Treatment for Correcting Dry Eye?

If you have tried to address your dry eye on your own with little to no success, it may be time to seek medical treatment by Dr. Horn. He will determine the cause of your dry eye, such as blepharitis, environmental factors and meibomiam gland dystrophy, and recommend treatments that are specific to your case. The most common treatments are nutritional supplements and prescription eye drops that will not dilute your tears. More advanced cases may require punctal plugs.

How Much Does Dry Eye Treatment Cost in Nashville?

The cost of your dry eye treatment may be covered by your vision and medical insurance. We accept cash, check and major credit cards, including Visa®, MasterCard®, and American Express®, for your out-of-pocket costs, such as a co-payment, deductible and co-insurance, and any other remaining balance. Financing is available through Alphaeon™ Credit and CareCredit®.

At Vision for Life, our ophthalmologist, Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, offers dry eye treatment for the residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro and the surrounding communities of Tennessee. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!

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