07605 Eye Care
Here at Palisades Optometrics, our eye care experts serving the 07605 zip code area, led by Dr. Ronald F. Luxenburg, are dedicated to providing only the highest quality eye care services to each and every one of our patients. One of the most common eye issues that we treat our patients for is an infection. Eye infection can occur for any number of reasons. Many people who wear contacts experience contact lens related infections. When it comes to preventing contact lens related infections, hygiene is key. Make sure that you thoroughly wash your hands before handling your lenses or touching your eyes. In addition, make sure that you cleanse your lenses daily according to instructions given by our eye doctor that serves the Bergen County area.
Still, infections can occur despite your commitment to high quality hygiene. Some signs associated with eye infections include: itchiness, redness, excessive tearing, discharge from the eye, changes to your vision, and more. If you ever experience symptoms that are out of the ordinary for your eye health and vision, you should schedule an appointment with our eye care expert, Dr. Luxenburg, as soon as possible. In some cases, such as conjunctivitis, or “pink eye,” the infection is highly contagious and requires medical attention with antibiotics in order to relive the symptoms and keep you from spreading the illness to others. We always treat every patient with the utmost level of care and compassion . We will fully evaluate your needs and give you the most effective treatment options available for your eye infection or any other issue that might occur.
If you would like to learn more about the many eye care services that our office offers to patients who live in Bergen County, we highly recommend that you visit our website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can help you with in any way, please feel free to contact the staff here directly. You can reach us by giving us a call here at the office, or by sending us a message online. We look forward to working with you soon here at Palisades Optometrics.
348 Broad Ave
Leonia, New Jersey 07605
Dry eye treatment in Leonia
Do you find that your eyes have been feeling dry and scratchy? If so, you may have the condition known as dry eye. Dry eye is a common eye condition for people over 65. It is caused by several different conditions including: an insufficient amount of tears; a poor quality of tears; or an inability for the eye to keep the tears in it long enough for the eyes to sufficiently clean themselves and wash away any debris. Dry eye in itself is not a serious condition. It can be easily treated through a variety of treatments. However if left untreated, dry eye can cause serious damage to the cornea of the eye, and seriously irritate the surrounding lid. If you need dry eye treatment in Leonia, you will want to visit us at Palisades Optometrics.
At Palisades Optometrics, our expert and highly trained optometrist is Dr. Ronald F. Luxenburg. Our entire staff works to make sure that our patients are always finding themselves in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Dr. Luxenburg has over 30 years of experience as an eye care provider in the area. Along with treating dry eye, he is an expert in fitting contact lenses to hard to fit patients with corneal disease. He is an expert in keratoconus treatment and in myopia control with orthokeratology. Our doctor also treats eye infections, glaucoma patients, and other problems, including providing dry eye treatment in Leonia.
In order to treat dry eye, Dr. Luxenburg first needs to find out the cause of the patient’s dry eye condition. Is it insufficient tears, a poor quality of tears, or problems with tear drainage that is causing the problem? Once this is determined, proper treatment can begin. One of the main approaches to treating mild cases of dry eye is to use over-the-counter solutions to add artificial tears. If this does not provide sufficient relief additional steps will be taken. Steps may be needed to block tear ducts with tiny silicone plugs that can be removed if needed. (Surgery will be needed to permanently close tear ducts.) Prescription eye drops can be used to increase the production of the tears. Our doctor may also recommend that you take omega-3 fatty acid and nutritional supplements. Finally, prescription eye drops or ointments will help reduce inflammation around the eyes. For dry eye treatment in Leonia, contact us at Palisades Optometrics. We look forward to seeing you soon!
348 Broad Ave
Leonia, New Jersey 07605