Clinton Eye Associates

Dry Eye Doctor In Clinton

Highly Rated

Clinton Dry Eye Doctor

Eye doctor

Clinton Eye Associates is a full service eye and vision care provider and will take both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Clinton area come to Clinton Eye Associates because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Ostrom and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times.

Dry eye is a condition that occurs when a person's eyes have insufficient tears or poorly made tears to properly lubricate the eyes and the eyelid. Without the natural lubrication and cleansing of tears, a sufferer may experience a feeling of grit or debris in the eyes, blurred vision, tired eyes and sensitivity to light.

Their eyes may appear reddened and inflamed. In extreme cases of the condition, chronic dry eye can result in increased eye infections and scarring of the cornea. Call now for an appointment!

Dry Eye is Common

Up to 5% of Americans complain of some form of dry eye. Individuals who wear contact lenses or have undergone LASIK or other types of refractive surgery commonly complain of dry eye. The condition is more common in women and is more common and severe in older persons.

Causes of Dry Eye

Many diseases, disorders of the eye and side effects of medication can cause dry eye. Essentially, dry eye results under conditions in which too few tears are produced or evaporation of tears takes place too quickly. Quality tears are not simply salt water, but are made of three different substances -- mucin, water and oil -- designed to work together in proper proportions. The mucous layer lies just above the eye surface and helps the tear "water" spread evenly across the entire eye surface quickly and with each blink of the eyelid. The oil portion floats above the tear layer and not only helps lubricate blinking, but also actively slows down the rate of evaporation of tears from the eyes. Any interruption in these layers or their proportions can result in dry eye.


Your eye care provider will discuss treatment options with you that depend upon how seriously the problem is affecting your life and if complications are likely to occur. Treatment may consist of adding tears with over-the-counter "tear drops," prescription medication to take by mouth that will increase your tear production and even introducing omega-3 fatty acid nutritional supplements into your diet. Sometimes, surgery can help. One type of surgery -- a temporary or a permanent form -- plugs up the tear ducts so that tears cannot drain back into the body.

Ask your doctor how you can best begin treating your dry eye condition.

Optometry Services

  • Ortho-K
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Eye & Vision Exams
  • Primary Eye Care
  • Hard to Fit Contacts
  • Specialty Contact Lenses
  • Scleral Contacts
  • Computer Vision
  • Sunglasses
  • Glacuoma Treatment


116 E Main St #4, Clinton, CT 06413

Call Us Today

Call Us Today for Help

☏ (860) 333-6490

Read Our Reviews
Testimnial Quote
Dr. Ostrom has been my eye doctor since I moved to CT 12 years ago. I am very happy with his services. He's patient in his explanation and aware of eye issues specific to the CT Shoreline. As an example he detected black spots, as a result of too much sun exposure while sailing. I now wear sunglasses ALL the time while sailing and my eyes are much healthier.

Andrew Kaplan

Call Us Today

Call Us Today for Help

☏ (860) 333-6490