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Age-Related Dry Eye: Causes and Solutions

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Addressing the Challenges of Dry Eyes As We Age

As we age, our bodies undergo various transformations, including changes in our eye health. One common age-related condition that many individuals encounter is dry eye syndrome. Understanding the factors contributing to this condition and how to manage it effectively becomes increasingly crucial as we age.

Dry eye syndrome in older adults often arises from a combination of factors related to aging and other external influences.

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Exploring Age-Related Factors Contributing to Dry Eye

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  • Tear Gland Function

    Our tear gland function may decline as we age, leading to reduced tear production. This decrease in tear volume can result in dryness and discomfort.

  • Environmental Factors

    Seniors may encounter different environmental conditions that exacerbate dry eye symptoms, such as increased indoor heating or air conditioning systems.

  • Medications That Can Cause Dry Eye

    Certain medications commonly prescribed to older adults, such as hypertension tablets, can have side effects that contribute to dry eyes. It's essential to understand how these drugs may impact your eye health.

  • Underlying Medical Conditions

    Age-related health conditions, such as diabetes or autoimmune diseases, can also increase the risk of dry eye syndrome. Managing these conditions is integral to overall eye health.


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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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Eye Comfort Strategies as We Grow Older

Age-related dry eye does not have to be a constant source of discomfort. With the guidance of eye care professionals, seniors can explore various treatment options to alleviate symptoms and improve their quality of life.

  • Customized Treatment Plans

    Eye care specialists can create personalized treatment plans tailored to address the specific needs of seniors with dry eye syndrome.

  • Lifestyle Modifications

    Simple adjustments to daily routines, such as incorporating humidifiers in living spaces or using preservative-free artificial tears, can significantly improve eye comfort.

  • Medication Management

    In cases where medications contribute to dry eye, healthcare providers can explore alternative treatments or adjustments to minimize side effects.

  • Regular Eye Exams

    Routine eye exams are essential for monitoring age-related eye conditions, allowing for early detection and intervention when necessary.


Dry Eyes 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

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Broome Eye Care & Optical Prioritizes Your Vision and Comfort

As we journey through life, aging brings changes to our bodies, including our eyes. By understanding the causes and effective management of age-related dry eye, you can enjoy improved eye comfort and clarity, enhancing your well-being in your golden years.

Call Broome Eye Care & Optical today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam and discuss personalized dry eye strategies.

(386) 466-1062