Dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of Americans. A dry eye can itch, burn, feel gritty, or even burn excessively. These symptoms can be disruptive to everyday activities, and can be made worse by computer use or contact lens wear.
Dry eye can be caused by the environment, inadequate tear production, or inflammation. There are options available to treat dry eye, but it is important to have a thorough evaluation to tailor treatment to each patient. Rittenhouse Eye Associates is a dry eye treatment center. We specialize in dry eye diagnosis, and treatment. We welcome patients who want to explore contact lenses but feel they are not contact lens candidates because their eyes are dry.