High Fat Diet Linked to Dry Eye Disease – Dr. Edward Fong, Sugar Land TX Eye Doctor

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A recent study showed that a high fat diet can lead to a decrease in tear production. Investigators discovered that inflammation caused by the high fat diet adversely affected the gland that produces the middle layer of the tear film. #dryeye #fastfood

For more information on dry eye disease, contact Dr. Edward Fong and the Sugar Land eye doctors and optometrists at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

References available upon request.

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Scratchy, Red, Burning, Irritated Eyes – Dr. Edward Fong, Bright Eye Care & Vision Development

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Do your eyes feel scratchy, look red, itch, sting, burn, feel irritated, experience blurred vision and/or feel sensitive to lights?

Maybe it’s because your eyes look more like the top picture than the bottom. Damage in that area of the eye is one of the common causes of the above listed symptoms.

Find relief today. Contact Dr. Edward Fong and the Sugar Land eye doctors and optometrists at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

References available upon request.

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Dry Eye Relief by Dr. Edward Fong Sugar Land Eye Doctor

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Dry Eye Disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that afflicts millions of people.

Even with multiple medications, eye drops, plugs and other therapies, many people still can not find long-lasting relief.

We have a solution that can help dry eye sufferers find longer-lasting relief, and many can even reduce the number of eye drops that they are taking. Amniotic membranes reduce inflammation, encourage corneal nerve growth and promote ocular surface healing.

For more information, contact Dr. Edward Fong and the Sugar Land eye doctors and optometrists at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

References available upon request.

Medical Disclaimer. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only.

Dry Eye and Visual Skills – Dr. Edward Fong

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👁DRY EYE👁 symptoms were MORE closely linked to VISUAL SKILLS deficits than the actual physical signs of dry eyes according to a recent clinical study.

Visual skills involve how the brain controls the eyes. These skills include eye teaming, eye focusing, fine eye movements, etc…

Dry Eye sufferers should have their visual skills evaluated as part of a comprehensive Dry Eye Consultation. Stop Suffering, Call Today.

For more information, contact Dr. Edward Fong and the Sugar Land eye doctors and optometrists at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

References available upon request.

Medical Disclaimer. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only.

Dry Eyes and Kids

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DRY EYES and KIDS. One of the results of smartphone or computer use in children, regardless of whether it’s for academics or for play, is dry eye disease. In a study involving more than 900 students, clinicians discovered that smartphone or computer use was strongly associated with dry eye disease. Staring at screens increases the thickness of the tear film thereby leading to dry eye disease in students. The long-term risks of dry eye disease include increased risk of eye infections, damage to the front surface of the eye and difficulty performing every day tasks like reading and writing. For more information and to have your child’s eyes evaluated, contact us at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

Screen Time For Kids

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SCREEN TIME and KIDS. Does screen time cause nearsightedness to get worse? Can you tell my son/daughter to stop playing games on his/her phone? Is screen time bad? These, and others like them, are common questions that parents ask us frequently. Follow us as we embark on a mini-series to investigate what’s true and what’s myth based on clinical research and personal experience working with many families and their children. Let others know about this. You, and they, will find it interesting and helpful. Here’s a starter:

The World Health Organization recommends that children between the ages of 5 to 17 years engage in moderate-to-vigorous exercise for one hour per day because of the health benefits to developing children. Interestingly, even this daily exercise does not reverse the negative effect of too much screen time. In a study involving over 1000 U.S. children ages 6 to 15 years of age who exercised at least 1 hour per day, more TV watching was still associated with worse physical strength.

Stay tuned for more.  Contact us at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

Sleep and Dry Eye

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Dry Eye Syndrome is caused by many different factors. Even how you sleep can worsen the symptoms of dry eye according to a recent clinical study. Aside from how you sleep, how well you sleep can also worsen dry eye symptoms. A clinical study involving 672 participants between the ages of 26-64 years found that poor sleep quality is associated with worse dry eye symptoms.

Many different factors can affect quality of sleep including too much light from LED bulbs, fluorescent bulbs and digital devices. Lighting from those types of “energy-efficient” bulbs affect sleep by disturbing your melatonin levels. If you live in an environment that uses energy-efficient lighting or you use a digital device for more than two hours per day, then wearing glasses that provide adequate protection is recommended. A recently conducted clinical study showed that wearing glasses that protect against that type of lighting REDUCES the symptoms of DRY EYE, STICKY EYES, GRITTINESS, and EYESTRAIN. Other studies also indicate that wearing glasses that protect against that type of light also REDUCES the DISTURBANCE OF THE WAKE-SLEEP CYCLE.

However, not all glasses that are labeled as protective will protect against all of those issues. Some glasses, even ones that are touted as protective against that type of light, do not protect against the entire spectrum of light that affects sleep and dry eye symptoms. If you have dry eye symptoms and you also experience poor sleep, then using the most complete light protection at night may be helpful.

For more information, please contact Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

Dry Eye Risk Factors

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Between 20 million to 59 million Americans suffer from Dry Eye Disease (DED) according to various estimates.  Over the past 18 months, research groups from five different countries have published new data on risk factors for DED.  What these groups have discovered is that there are multiple risk factors involved in DED.  The “risk factors lists” developed by the groups were not identical; however, there were a few risk factors that did appear across all of the reports.  The common risk factors reported by all seven studies were:

  1. Contact Lens Use – contact lens wearers were 2-3 times more likely to suffer from DED.
  2. Gender – females were 2 times more likely to suffer from DED.
  3. Age – those over the age of 60 years were shown to be 3.5 times more likely to suffer from DED.
  4. Mental Health Disorders – those suffering from depression, PTSD or extreme stress were 2 times more likely to suffer also from DED.

Identifying risk factors help in tailoring solutions to DED.

For more information, please contact Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

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