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What Are Dry Eyes?

The condition of dry eyes can show up in many different ways. If you are experiencing pain, irritation, or blurriness you might not even be aware that dry eyes could be the cause. Other symptoms can include redness, difficulty driving at night, trouble with contacts, difficulty viewing screens, tired eyes, heavy eyelids, or – believe it or not – watery eyes.

Not only are there a multitude of symptoms, there are just as many – if not more – factors that contribute to dry eyes: age, gender, medications, environment, computer use, frequent flying, health conditions, contact lenses, and/or eyelid problems.

 

Why Are Dry Eyes So Hard To Diagnosis?

With all the puzzle pieces needing to fit into place for the right diagnosis it’s no wonder that many patients leave their eye doctor frustrated, and without getting the right treatment. They feel hopeless, like they aren’t being heard or taken seriously. A recent Gallup poll showed that over 26 million Americans suffer from dry eyes and this number is expected to increase as our population ages.

In addition, it is crucial to diagnose and treat dry eyes before any surgical procedure. A dry ocular surface can mask or alter results in critical pre-surgery tests.

 

The Dry Eye Expert

Dr. Leslie Emmert-Buck is the region dry eye expert because she can and does take the time to listen to every symptom to find the cause of your dry eye issues. She knows it requires a lengthy discussion and that treatment requires small steps and many visits to get right. She loves investing the time and considers it a victory every time dry eye issues are resolved.

Chronically dry eyes can lead to inflammation or worse, and could affect your vision if not treated. If you are experiencing any symptoms of dry eyes and not finding relief please schedule an appointment today.

A visit to the ophthalmologist is pretty standard, right? Maybe at most practices, but at Capstone Vision, your visit to the eye doctor is anything but ordinary.

Capstone is a long-time vision (no pun intended!) of Dr. Leslie Emmert-Buck’s. Her goal is to build a new type of eye care and vision correction center that is focused on patient care in unique ways. That means that we care about you as a whole person — and we show it.

When you fill out your new-patient paperwork, you’ll find some unusual questions on it — questions we think you’ll find to be more fun than the average medical history questions! You’ll get to tell us about your favorite music, hobbies, drinks and more. Why? Because we want to get to know you. 

At the Office

When you enter our office, you can expect a friendly team member to greet you in a relaxing atmosphere where you can grab a drink while you wait. And when we say the waiting area will be relaxing, we mean it. You won’t experience a hectic space with phones ringing off the hook.

That sense of calm extends into the exam and procedure rooms. In today’s world of health care, it can be hard to feel heard by your doctor or to find one who can spend time with you to thoroughly explain what’s going on in terms you can understand. But Dr. Emmert-Buck is that doctor. Her goal is to give you the best care and to treat you like family. She will eagerly listen to your concerns — and successes! — and believes in empowering each patient. She will learn about your history and lifestyle, then use her expertise and diagnostic information to educate you about your vision and suggested treatment options as well as general wellness.

She is passionate about the newest advances in vision correction and loves to teach patients about eye care as it pertains them, with a holistic approach. This means that, in addition to vision correction procedures, Dr. Emmert-Buck may make recommendations about general nutrition, supplements and vitamins, and eye drops that can help you better care for your eyes.

Our Lifelong Vision Partnership exam thoroughly assesses your eyes from front to back, using the doctor’s knowledge and state-of-the-art technology. From this exam, you’ll gain an understanding of your eye health and a customized plan for optimal vision depending on what stage you’re at in life.

Vision correction services that we offer include:

  • SBK (Sub-Bowman’s Keratomileusis; definition: advanced LASIK)
  • ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation)
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Near Vision Solutions
  • Dry Eye Solutions

And we know that it can be hard to plan your procedures to align with family or a friend’s schedule, so if you come in for SBK and need a ride home, we can help. Just let us know and we’ll have a Lyft pick you up so you can relax knowing it’s taken care of.

At Capstone Vision of Auburn Hills, our motto is “See well. Feel well. Be well.” And Dr. Emmert-Buck believes that when you’re confident in your vision and appearance, you feel good and are more excited to create the life you want. So come in to discover options to get your glasses and contacts out of your way.

If all this isn’t exciting enough, we’ve got big plans for the future that we’re excited to share when the time is right. We hope you’ll grow with us!

To learn more or schedule your appointment with Dr. Emmert-Buck, click here or call 248-710-0063.