NORFOLK, VA--(Marketwired - Jul 23, 2015) - Around 40 million people in the U.S. suffer from dry eye disease, though less than 5% of these individuals have been diagnosed or treated. Since July is Dry Eye Awareness Month, the team at Virginia Eye Consultants (VEC) is sharing important information regarding the disease to help people suffering from it find relief.

The Norfolk eye doctors explain that dry eye disease is characterized by itching, burning, and other forms of discomfort in the eyes. The causes of dry eye vary but are often associated with aging, environmental factors, certain medications, or contact lens wear. The eyecare team goes on to say that the condition is one of the most common reasons why many people visit their eye doctor. As a TearLab® Accredited Dry Eye Center, the doctors at VEC say they have advanced knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye and can often help people find the most effective method for resolving their problem.

In addition to recommending over-the-counter or prescription eye drops, the practice offers a collection of state-of-the-art dry eye treatment options. This includes new solutions like LipiFlow®, BlephEx®, and MiBoFlo ThermoFlo® to correct the underlying problem that may be leading to the dry eye symptoms.

The eye surgeons at VEC emphasize that dry eye is an abnormal eye condition that does not have to be endured. They say individuals who believe they are suffering from dry eye disease should seek a qualified eye care professional to learn what may be contributing to the condition, as well as how they can ultimately reduce their symptoms.

About Virginia Eye Consultants

For more than 50 years, Virginia Eye Consultants has offered comprehensive eye care solutions to the Norfolk, Virginia area. Every doctor at the practice has been fellowship-trained and board-certified to address a wide range of medical and surgical eye care needs. In addition to dry eye disease, the specialists are proficient in such areas as laser eye surgery, oculoplastics/eyelid surgery, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and many others. They are available for interview upon request.

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Virginia Eye Consultants

Norfolk Office:
241 Corporate Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502

Virginia Beach Office:
2020 General Booth Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Hampton Office:
2101 Executive Drive
Suite 160
Hampton, VA 23666

Suffolk Office:
2463 Pruden Boulevard
Suffolk, VA 23434

Smithfield/Carrollton Office:
20209 Sentara Way
Carrollton, VA 23314

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