Carolyn LoBocchiaro, O.D. Optometric Physician
Diplomate, American Board of Optometry

New Jersey’s Trusted Optometric Physician
“There’s More to an Eye Exam Than Just Reading the Chart.”


Our Dry Eye Management Solutions

Dry eye is one of the conditions that we treat at Freehold Eye & Vision Care. Find out what dry eye is and what its symptoms are so you’ll know when to seek medical advice and treatment.

What is Dry Eye?

The eyes need a healthy tear layer to see clearly and comfortably. The tears consist of three layers: lipid, water, and mucus. If any of these layers are deficient or too abundant, the eyes will experience various dry eye symptoms such as:

  • Burning Sensations Near the Eye
  • Gritty Feeling Eyes
  • Fluctuating Vision
  • Involuntary Watering of the Eyes
  • Redding of the Eyes

Causes of Dry Eye

  • Age
  • Usage of Digital Devices
  • Various Medications
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Previous Eye Surgery

Consult With an Optometric Physician

Report any dry eye symptoms to us so that we can perform a thorough tear film and corneal assessment, as well as develop a customized treatment plan.

Dry Eye Treatment Options

  • Artificial Tears (Preserved or Non-Preserved)
  • Punctal Plugs (Tear Duct Occlusion)
  • Prescription Strength Drops
  • Topical Steroids
  • Prescription Medications
  • Nutritional Supplements

Dry eye tends to be a chronic condition that does not go away. However, the symptoms can be minimized with proper treatment and management.