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Spotting the Signs of Dry Eye

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Understanding the Symptoms

Dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and its symptoms can vary in severity. It's crucial to recognize the signs of dry eye early to seek appropriate treatment and improve your eye health and comfort.

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Common Symptoms to Look Out For

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Experiencing dry eye symptoms can greatly affect your daily life and overall health. These symptoms can disrupt your work, hobbies, and even your ability to carry out everyday tasks comfortably.

The constant discomfort and distraction caused by these symptoms can lower your productivity and overall quality of life. 

Here are common signs that may indicate dry eye syndrome:

  • Dryness:
    A persistent sensation of dryness, grittiness, or eye irritation.
  • Itching:
    Frequent itching or a burning sensation in and around the eyes.
  • Redness:
    Bloodshot or red eyes, often accompanied by discomfort.·
  • Excessive Tearing:
    Paradoxically, your eyes may produce more tears as a response to dryness, leading to watery eyes.
  • Blurry Vision:
    Vision may become temporarily blurred, particularly when reading or using digital screens.
  • Light Sensitivity:
    Increased sensitivity to light, known as photophobia.
  • Foreign Body Sensation:
    Feeling as though something is in your eye.
  • Eye Fatigue:
    Increased eye fatigue, especially during prolonged periods of reading, screen time, or other visually demanding tasks.

Ignoring dry eye symptoms can lead to worsening discomfort and potential complications. Chronic dry eye can damage the eye's surface and increase the risk of eye infections, scarring, and vision loss. Seeking professional guidance if you're experiencing any of these symptoms is crucial.


Dry Eye Diagnosis and Expert Care

When you choose Broome Eye Care & Optical for your dry eye care, you benefit from our expertise in comprehensive diagnosis. We understand that your unique health history and lifestyle can affect your dry eye differently, which is why we practice personalized care tailored to you. Our approach includes:

  • In-Depth Eye Exams

    During a comprehensive eye exam, we evaluate your eyelids, eye surface, and your complete health history and lifestyle to identify potential underlying causes of dry eyes.

  • Tear Assessment

    We conduct a detailed assessment of your tears, measuring their volume and quality. This assessment helps us identify any deficiencies in tear quantity or quality, crucial factors in dry eye diagnosis.

  • Tear Breakup Time

    Using advanced techniques like tear breakup time measurement, we identify specific areas of your eyes where tears may evaporate more rapidly. This information aids in tailoring your treatment plan.

  • Specialized Dry Eye Test: Schirmer Test

    This test involves placing blotting test paper strips on the lower eyelids to measure tear production over a specific time. It helps determine the volume of tears your eyes produce.


Dry Eyes in Lake City

Our optometry practice in Lake City

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Spectera
  • Davis Vision
  • Humana

Patient Reviews
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- Dec. 28, 2023
My wife and daughter started going to Dr. Broome (Mrs. Kimberly) earlier this year. They liked her s... o much I started going there as well. They have a clean facility and a large variety of designer prescription & prescription sunglasses. I just saw Dr. Broome(Mr. Frank) for the first time today. He was great. Very thorough, professional, & down to earth. I drive 1.5 hours round trip to see them and it's worth every minute. Thank you Dr. Broome for your help today! You're the best!
- Oct. 14, 2023
Exceptional Doctors and Staff!! Highly recommended for Veterans looking for quality services with ca... re and understanding provided in a timely manner!
- Jun. 16, 2023
Great place, professional and clean atmosphere. The doctors are very personable and precise. The gen... tleman who orders the glasses is a very nice guy. They also recommended me to Pack Fitness Online training for a good weight loss platform!
- May. 07, 2023
Very friendly staff and great doctor would recommend this clinic to anyone
- Apr. 19, 2023
Wonderful staff, everyone was helpful & kind. Service was effective & thorough! I was super comforta... ble, the frames are all so nice, variety collections & brands. I will definitely be going again & again. Thank you broome eye care 🙂
- Mar. 04, 2023
This was a fantastic first visit. Top of the line equipment run by first class staff. Doctor Kimberl... y Broome was classy, charismatic, and very intelligent. Thank you for this view I have today. God Bless!
- Jan. 05, 2023
My 90 year old mother was seen by Dr. Frank Broome today. He was very kind, considerate and through.... All of his staff were extremely friendly and worked so well with my mother who is in a wheelchair. I was extremely pleased with their professionalism and kindness.
- Jun. 26, 2022
Everyone there has always been great. The staff is very knowledgeable, all have very pleasant person... alities and very professional.
- Oct. 08, 2021
They had some issues with the lenses for my sunglasses due to the lab and no fault of their own. Wes... ley stayed on top of it and communicated with me through the whole process. I am 100% satisfied and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
- Sep. 23, 2021
Super nice staff! Awesome doctor. I enjoyed the entire eye exam experience, Will be back 🙂
- Jun. 22, 2021
Phenomenal overall experience! Great doctors, awesome staff, and exceptional quality selection of fr... ames. The office was also very clean.
- Apr. 08, 2021
Friendly staff and top notch Dr
- Mar. 26, 2021
I have worn glasses since I was 12yrs old, I have had many experiences with different eyeglass docto... rs, Dr. Broome and his staff are, hands down the finest experience to date, Thank you for your attentive and cheerful interaction I love my new eyes and will definitely re waacommend you to my friends and family, Thanks again
- Mar. 23, 2021
Very humble and down to earth Dr! Great experience! Highly recommended!
- Jan. 12, 2021
My experience at Broome Eye Care was outstanding. Dr. Broome and his entire staff were very profess... ional and my appointment was efficient and right on time which I appreciated. Regarding their selections of frames and lenses, my expectations were exceeded as both my wife and I found new glasses that we like very much. Having an outstanding optometrist with a central location in Lake City is a real plus to our family. I highly recommend Broome Eye Care and Optical!
- Sep. 14, 2020
Very satisfied I would recommend this place to anyone very friendly and helpful
- Jan. 17, 2020
I am sad to say my new insurance is no longer accepted here, but regardless I got into a jam and the... staff still supported me and resolved my situation. I am still in the process of finding new care, but the office staff was still there for me.
- Nov. 18, 2019
Dr Broome is fantastic. Very knowledgeable, kind and personable. So glad I choose them over other hi... ghly recommended business in Lake City
- Oct. 04, 2019
On vacation, but forgot my glasses and contacts at home. Luckily after a quick Google search I found... Broome's and I am so glad I did. Dr. (Mrs.) Broome took care of me and gave me a couple of sample pairs to make sure the rest of my vacation was spent with the ability to see! Thank you, Drs. Broome!
- Sep. 21, 2019
First time going to Broome. He explained what he was doing and why. Never had this happen before. H... e took very good care of me, great experience!

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Consult Our Dry Eye Experts

At Broome Eye Care & Optical, our experienced eye care specialists are ready to help you find relief from dry eye symptoms. We understand these symptoms' impact on your daily life and are committed to improving your eye health and comfort.

Contact us to schedule an appointment and discuss your dry eye symptoms. Let's work together to find the most suitable treatment and enhance your quality of life.

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