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Connie Finds Dry Eye Relief

“My eyes were burning, raw, and sticky. It was ruining my golf game!” Connie laughed as she shared the struggle she went through with dry eye symptoms. Connie was able to find relief from chronic dry eyes with treatment from Dr. John Sheppard at Virginia Eye Consultants. The symptoms of... Read More

Winter Dry Eye

Why Are My Eyes Dry in Winter? Wintertime is upon us, and while we hope your days ahead are filled with frosty fun or cozy times with friends and family, the season also brings with it cold, dry air that can trigger effects from dry eyes. Dry eyes can be... Read More

Think Blink! Eye Exercises to Prevent Dry Eyes

Did you know that the average American spends 10 hours per day looking at a screen? Unfortunately, the brightness of a computer, smartphone or tablet screen can result in reduced blink rates of 60-80%. Less blinking can lead to dry eye symptoms. If you have found yourself suffering from dry,... Read More

Is it Allergies or Dry Eye?

Spring is a delightful time in the Virginia Beach area, full of sunshine, warmth, and local strawberries. Unfortunately, the blooms and blossoms of spring can trigger allergies that cause eye irritation, and the seasonal changes can also provoke a flare-up of dry eye symptoms. If you find yourself with itchy,... Read More

TrueTear Dry Eye Treatment Now Available at Virginia Eye Consultants

Virginia Eye Consultants is pleased to announce we are the first practice in the area to offer the innovative TrueTear™ treatment for dry eye. Having recently obtained FDA-clearance, the TrueTear™ Intranasal Tear Neurostimulator is an exciting new solution for patients suffering from chronic dry eye. The device offers a non-invasive... Read More

What to Know About Dry Eye

Do your eyes water frequently? Have you noticed blurred vision or a gritty feeling in your eyes? Believe it or not, these are all common symptoms of dry eye disease. Our team at Virginia Eye Consultants offers effective diagnosis and treatment for dry eye to help ease your discomfort and... Read More

FDA Approves Xiidra for Dry Eye: First New Drop Option in More Than a Decade “Virginia Eye Consultants was involved intimately in the publications and clinical trials that led to the FDA approval of this new drop.”The FDA approval of Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution 5%) is a major milestone for eye care professionals treating patients with dry eye disease who have not had a... Read More

Virginia Eye Consultants at Optometry’s Meeting in Boston

Virginia Eye Consultants is proud to be a leader in clinical care, clinical research and clinical education. This past week, Drs. Koetting and Whitley represented us at the 2016 Optometry’s Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.  Both presented several lectures at the meeting and Dr. Koetting was heavily involved with the paraoptometric program and... Read More

What Causes Dry Eye?

Dry eye disease is a chronic condition that can result from a number of causes. Although its complete reversal may not be possible, the symptoms can be effectively managed. To treat your condition, our experienced eye care team will first determine the most likely cause of your unique case. According... Read More

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