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General Eye Health Issues

Dry eye and eye allergy problems often go hand in hand. If a patient’s eyes are dry they are often more susceptible to allergy issues. There are many treatments and therapies that are available today to help dry eye and allergy sufferers. A thorough eye examination can evaluate these conditions as well as many others and can help the doctor come up with a plan to deal with them successfully. In general, if a patient has eye discomfort, pain, discharge, unusual redness, sudden changes in their vision, an increase in “floaters and flashes”, or any unusual change in their vision, they should contact their eye care professional immediately. A thorough eye examination can detect signs of diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts, hypertension, cholesterol issues, dry eyes, eye allergies, and visual abnormalities associated with neurological conditions.