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We welcome patients of all ages to our comfortable optometry office. Our kind and trusted eye doctor, Dr. Emily Lough, O.D., provides personalized optical and medical eye care services to satisfy your family’s needs at any age, from pediatrics to geriatrics.

Depending upon your age, lifestyle and overall health, vision care requirements change. In our friendly clinic, we become familiar with each individual patient in order to customize eye exams and treatment options.

We welcome patients of all ages to our comfortable optometry office. Our kind and trusted eye doctor, Dr. Emily Lough, O.D., provides personalized optical and medical eye care services to satisfy your family’s needs at any age, from pediatrics to geriatrics.

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What Makes Dr. Emily Lough, O.D. Unique

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Q&A with Dr. Lough | Dry Eyes?

How do I know if I have Dry Eye?

Dry eye can cause quite a few symptoms, anything from the eyes actually feeling dry to the eyes watering often, or having a burning, itchy, or irritated feeling. One of the most common symptoms is the eyes feeling gritty or like something is in your eye. Most people will often experience blurred vision since the tears, which comprise the outermost surface of the eye, are unstable.

Is there anything I can do to prevent DES?

Dry eye is multi-factorial, and each person’s dry eye is unique to them. To help prevent dry eye, make sure to consume 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to avoid dehydration. Some nutritional supplements, such as fish oil and flax seed oil, can contribute to a more stable tear layer.

Remember to blink regularly and take breaks often when on a computer, cell phone or when watching television. During times of the year when there is less humidity, a humidifier might be helpful to provide more moisture in the air.

What are treatment options for DES?

Your eyecare practitioner may recommend artificial tears, which are lubricating eye drops that may alleviate the dry, scratchy feeling and foreign body sensation of dry eye. Prescription eye drops for dry eye go one step further: they help increase your tear production. In some cases, your doctor may also prescribe a steroid for more immediate short-term relief.

Eye Emergencies

Our Doctor Knows Best!

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at: (615) 666-9696 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel you need to find the nearest emergency room.

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