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Bladen Eye Center

North Carolina’s First Dry Eye Center

At Bladen Eye Center, we specialize in providing effective and long-lasting solutions to alleviate the discomfort caused by dry eye symptoms, ensuring lasting relief and improved eye health for our valued patients.

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What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye isn't just a minor inconvenience; it's a condition that can significantly impact your eye health and overall comfort. When your eyes fail to produce enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly, it leads to dryness, irritation, and discomfort. 

Symptoms can vary from a gritty sensation and redness to blurred vision and sensitivity to light. Factors like age, environmental conditions, and certain medications can contribute to the development of dry eye. Recognizing the underlying causes and seeking appropriate treatment is essential for maintaining optimal eye health.

Why Are Tears Important for Eye Health?

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Tears are more than just an emotional response; they're essential for maintaining eye health and clear vision. The absence of high-quality tears to nourish and lubricate the eyes characterizes dry eye, an increasingly common and chronic condition. According to the American Journal of Ophthalmology, 5.28% of Americans — over 17 million people — are grappling with dry eye and live with burning and itchy eyes. As this number is projected to rise in the coming years, seeking solutions for lasting relief becomes even more critical.

Dry Eye Care with Dr. Eric Schmidt

In the heart of Elizabethtown, NC, Dr. Eric Schmidt established a practice driven by the belief that he can deliver advanced eye care in a welcoming environment. With over 27 years of experience, he's a dedicated practitioner and a renowned lecturer on glaucoma, diabetes, and dry eye. Dr. Schmidt's commitment to delivering personalized and exceptional eye care has remained unwavering since the inception of the Dry Eye Center of the Carolinas.


How Our Dry Eye Center in North Carolina Helps Patients Get Relief

We developed our dry eye center with a singular mission: to offer enduring relief to individuals burdened by the challenges of chronic dry eye. Our dedicated team of experts understands the impact that dry eye syndrome can have on daily life — from discomfort and irritation to blurred vision and reduced quality of life. We've created a specialized haven where advanced treatments, cutting-edge technologies, and personalized care converge to provide lasting comfort and relief. With a deep commitment to improving your eye health and overall well-being, the Dry Eye Center stands as a beacon of hope for those seeking lasting solutions to their dry eye woes.

Are you suffering from any of the symptoms listed? Now is the time to request an appointment with Bladen Eye Center.

Please request a dry eye exam with North Carolina‘s first Dry Eye Center and our expert eye doctors and find the relief you have been waiting for!

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Dry Eye Treatments Offered at Bladen Eye Center

  • Discover advanced dry eye treatments at our clinic, providing relief and improved quality of life through innovative and personalized care strategies.